Structural Biology Associate Director

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. China
Posting date: 03 Jul 2019

A global pharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit a Structural Biology Associate Director to their office in Shanghai. The organisation focuses on biomedical R&D technologies and therapeutics. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a leading pharmaceutical company that believes innovation is the best way to make a marked improvement in people's lives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading Structural Biology group, working closely with medicinal chemists from chemistry group and biologists from biologics discovery group.
  • Solving co-crystal structures and determining antigen epitopes by x-ray crystallography method.
  • Leading and coordinating fragment-based screening projects using SPR, NMR, MST, and native-MS methods.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A PhD and Post-Doc in structural biology or biophysics or related field.
  • Proficiency in molecule cloning, protein expression, protein purification, protein crystallization screening, co-crystal preparation, structure determination, and structure analysis.
  • 5 years' experience of synchrotron data collection.
  • Familiarity with protein NMR and proficiency in FBS using 1D NMR method such as STD, WaterLogsy, CPMG, T1ρ.
  • Familiarity with protein-based HSQC screening method.
  • Experience using Mnova or Topspin software.
  • At least 2 years' experience of fragment-based screening.
  • Familiar with biophysical methods such as MST, SPR, and native-MS for fragment-based screening.
  • Familiarity with Linux operation system.
  • Familiarity with common shell commands.
  • Familiarity with CCP4, COOT, PYMOL, PHENIX, and XDS software.
  • Knowledge of SBDD and FBDD.
  • Skilled in commercial modeling software, such as Schrodinger, MOE.
  • Work experience in antibody homolog modeling and antibody engineering.
  • Work experience in CRYO-EM, and/or HDX-MS, and/or LCP methods.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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