Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to join the group of Dr Bernardes at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge to work on the ERC Starting

  1. Grant project named “A site-selective bioorthogonal approach to protein traffic, signalling and delivery”.
  2. The grant aims to develop a new approach to the labelling and study of disease-associated proteins that are difficult to access with conventional protein labelling methods.
  3. The successful candidate will perform reaction engineering in aqeous solution to apply in the context of site-selective protein and nucleic acid modification.
  4. This will consist of reaction optimisation and synthesis of suitable reagents, test the conditions developed at the protein/nucleic acid level, purify and characterise (mass spectrometry and biophysical measurements such as SPR and CD), and generation of bioactive conjugates.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The successful candidate will have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in chemical biology/synthetic chemistry.
  2. They will be highly motivated and able to work independently.
  3. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills are required to ensure success in liaising with a large and diverse research team.
  4. Previous experience with bioconjugation and nucleic acids chemistry and charaterisation of conjugates by advanced mass spectrometry is desirable.

How to Apply

  1. Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.
  2. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application.
  3. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Dr Gonçalo Bernardes via email on

Quick Overview
Organization University of Cambridge
Type of position Postdoctoral
Country UK
Subject areas Biologicial chemistry
Deadline August 12.2020

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