Postdoc Position in Glycosciences at Imperial College London

Imperial College London, UK is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position in biochemistry. Applications are invited up to January 31, 2020.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Carbohydrate Microarray Facility in the Glycosciences Laboratory at Hammersmith Campus, Imperial College London.

The Glycosciences Laboratory directed by Professor Ten Feizi houses a state-of-the-art Carbohydrate Microarray Facility with one of the largest glycan libraries worldwide and a dedicated mass spectrometry laboratory for glycan sequence determination.

The Facility is a unique resource where carbohydrate microarray technologies have been pioneered for the broad scientific community. Supported by a renewed Wellcome Trust Biomedical Resource Grant, the Facility is being developed into a cross-faculty collaboration at Imperial College between the Faculties of Medicine and Natural Sciences, led by Dr Yan Liu (the principal applicant), Professors Ten Feizi and Phillip Bennett, and Dr Wengang Chai (Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction), and Dr Benjamin Schumann (Department of Chemistry). The focus is to unravel the molecular bases of interactions of glycans with proteins involved in endogenous recognition systems, innate and acquired immunity, and pathogen-host interactions.

You will play a key role in the development of new approaches to expand the glycan library of the Microarray Facility. The main focus will be on creating a human epithelial mucin and O-glycome resource and apply in diverse recognition studies including microbe-host interaction, a major theme of the core research in the Glycosciences Laboratory also supported by a March of Dimes European Centre Grant.

You should have a PhD or equivalent in biochemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, glycobiology or a closely related discipline and hands on experience of glycobiology or glycan analysis.

The post is full-time and fixed term until 31st of October 2023 in the first instance with possible extension.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range 35,477 – 38,566 per annum.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Yan Liu ( or Professor Ten Feizi (

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