Postdoctoral Scientists

Positions Available

We have an opening available immediately for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake research in collaboration with one of the leading pharmaceutical companies supporting the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT).

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Structural Cell Biology of E3 Ubiquitin Ligases) - 1 post (SLSC0582)

The applicant will employ state of the art structural biology, cell biology and biophysical approaches to conduct molecular and structural studies on disease-relevant human E3 ubiquitin ligases. The Ciulli lab has close collaborations and access to facilities available within both the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit ( and more widely within the School of Life Sciences. This set-up will ensure the successful candidate will have access to whatever technologies required to conduct the projects that they are working on, including molecular, biochemical, mass spec proteomics, pharmacological and genetic methodologies including CRISPR/CAS9 knock-out and knock-in technologies. There will be regular opportunity for interaction and to discuss data within the group and with the collaborating pharma company.

Closing date: 31 May 2019.

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We are always looking for talented, self-motivated and creative individuals with interest in targeted protein degradation and protein-protein interactions, and skills and expertise from a wide range of areas: from chemical synthesis and chemical biology, to structural cell biology, fragment-based drug discovery and computational chemistry. There are opportunities to work on a wide range of different projects as part of a multidisciplinary group in the Ciulli lab. Vacancies become available periodically, and these posts will be advertised here and here. However, the timescale for filling these vacancies can be short, so if you are planning a career that involves training and working with us, the best way to guarantee a place in the lab is to secure an independent postdoctoral fellowship. Links to some of the organisations that sponsor fellowships are provided below, but this list is not exhaustive, so it may be worth doing your own research.

Please contact me by email if you intend to apply for your own funding. Sources of funding include:

EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships
- Postdoctoral Fellowships from EMBOFEBS, and HFSP
Wellcome Trust Fellowships
- the Royal Society Fellowships and the Newton Trust International Fellowships
SULSA Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchanges
The Leverhulme Trust

A number of Postdoctoral Scholarships and Sponsorships are also available from the following countries:

UK (The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851)
Germany (DAAD and Alexandre Von Humboldt Foundation)
- Switzerland (SNF Postdoc Mobility and Early Postdoc Mobility)
- Denmark (Villum Kann Rasmussen Fonden)
- Finland (Academy of Finland and PostDoc Pool)
- Sweden and Italy (Foundation BLANCEFLOR Boncompagni-Ludovisi)
- Sweded (Swedish Research Council 
- Spain (Beatriu de Pinos programme)
- Portugal (FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)
- Australia (Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Endeavour Leadership Program)
- Canada (CIHR and NSERC). The difference is basic science (NSERC) vs translational/medical impact (CIHR), this link will give a clearer picture.
- Japan (JSPS)
- United States (NSF)

A detailed list of funding schemes and opportunities for postdoctoral fellowships can be found here.