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Marie Curie Early-Stage-Researcher in Targeted small-molecule Stabilisation of Protein-Protein Interactions (TASPPI)

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Project Description

An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is available supported by an EU European Training Networks (ETN) called TASPPI (Targeted Small-Molecule Stabilisation of Protein-Protein Interactions, co-ordinator Professor C Ottmann, Tue Eindhoven, Netherlands). An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is a Marie Curie Fellowship for postgraduate research, and includes studies towards a doctoral degree (PhD). It is anticipated that the research performed will form all or part of your studies towards a postgraduate research degree (PhD) in chemical biology TO BE AWARDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS. The Initial Training Network provides an excellent opportunity for scientific and personal development, with regular training courses in both scientific and general transferable skills at different locations throughout Europe. There is also the chance to meet and discuss research problems with leading scientists in the field.

It is anticipated that the research performed will form all or part of your studies towards a postgraduate research degree (PhD) in chemical biology. You will have an undergraduate degree (with a minimum 2.1 degree or above or equivalent) in Chemistry or a closely related discipline. You must be eligible to be appointed as an Early Stage Researcher in the UK.

As part of this programme, we are recruiting an ESR to join the Chemical Biology group at Leeds who will be supervised by Professor Andy Wilson. The ESR will undertake interdisciplinary research as part of the programme and there will be multiple opportunities for personal development (including team-working), and secondments to our industrial and academic partners. Network-Wide Training Events in drug development will be organised by the TASPPI consortium. Indicative combinations of experimental and computational approaches to be used are as follows: peptide design and synthesis, biophysics and structural biology, small molecular synthesis, and evaluation of the cellular function of novel protein-protein interaction stabilizers.

You will develop a Personal Career Development Plan, designed with the supervisor at the beginning of the fellowship, covering training needs (including complementary skills) and scientific objectives. You will be expected to have at least one secondment to one of the non-UK partners.

References

(a) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 2960;
(b) Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 2434.
(c) ChemBioChem, 2014, 15, 1083;
(d) Nat. Chem., 2013, 5, 161;

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