Work at LISCB

The Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is a cross-disciplinary entity that brings together internationally renowned research in structural biology and chemical biology at the University of Leicester into a single world-leading unit. The Institute aims to exploit synergies in research technologies to deliver major advances in both fundamental and translational research and has the following major research strands:

  • understanding the structure and mechanism of macromolecules and macromolecular complexes in biology
  • structure-based drug discovery and design
  • the use of single molecule techniques to understand biological processes
  • the development of chemical probes and compound libraries

Research Associate position in the Schalch group. Closing date 3 March

Highly motivated postdoctoral candidates are invited to apply to lead a BBSRC funded project that  investigates the link between genome structure and function. The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of molecular and cell biologist at the University of Leicester and will be based in the research group of Dr Thomas Schalch, which has a long-standing interest in deciphering genome structure at high resolution.

The Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is a centre of research excellence initiated by the University of Leicester.  Aided by >£4m in investments in both equipment and new appointments, the research within LISCB targets fundamental questions in molecular biology through integrated structural approaches including cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography and biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The next generation sequencing aspects of the project are supported by collaborations with the NUCLEUS genomics facility at the University of Leicester and with the group of Prof. Oliver Rando at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

More information on this vacancy

"How do RNA-binding proteins control splice site selection?” 

There are postdoctoral positions available for the project "How do RNA-binding proteins control splice site selection?” across the Universities of Leicester, Strathclyde and Glasgow.

This is a multi-disciplinary project to investigate the molecular basis of regulation by proteins. It is funded by the BBSRC and will start in 2020.

We are interested in recruiting excellent and ambitious postdocs with expertise in:

  • physics/nanoengineering
  • synthetic chemistry
  • physical chemistry
  • structural biology
  • single molecule biophysics
  • RNA biochemistry

In addition, we are keen to hear from

  • potential candidates for external fellowships and
  • applicants for PhD studentships.

If you are interested and wish to be involved, please send expressions of interest to: Ian Eperon (, Cyril Dominguez (, Andrew Hudson ( Advertisements for the specific posts will appear soon.

  • University of Leicester Jobs website.
  • If you have any informal enquires please get in touch with Dr Tennie Videler