The role holder will work with Prof Anne-Kathrin Duhme-Klair and Prof Keith Wilson in the Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with Dr Steven Johnson in the Department of Electronic Engineering. The project is funded by the EPSRC (UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) to develop modular and recyclable artificial metalloenzymes that combine the reactivity of synthetic organometallic catalysts with the selectivity and biocompatibility of proteins. The project will apply a catch-and-release approach to artificial enzyme design that provides new opportunities for biocatalysis, in particular access to new-to-nature transformations, component recycling and incorporation into continuous flow processes.
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You will work with Prof Anne-Kathrin Duhme-Klair and Prof Keith Wilson and their research teams on the development of artificial metalloenzymes that utilise iron-binding siderophores as anchors to connect synthetic organometallic catalysts to protein scaffolds. The project involves organic ligand synthesis, the synthesis of metal complexes, compound purification and characterisation and the investigation and optimisation of catalytic processes. You will play an important role within a multidisciplinary research team that consists of chemists, biochemists, protein chemists, crystallographers and experts in microfluidics.
Where appropriate you will be expected to provide guidance to other researchers within the research groups including project students and PhD students.
You will also be responsible for:
• conducting individual and collaborative research projects
• writing and publicising of high quality manuscripts and delivering presentations at conferences or exhibiting work at other events
• contributing to the preparation of research proposals and applications to external bodies
The successful candidate should have
The post is full time (with flexibility) and available from 1st January 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, for up to 36 months
Interview date: 28 November 2019
For informal enquiries: please contact Prof Anne-Kathrin Duhme-Klair (email@example.com)
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