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


There are 7 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 (eci@leicester.ac.uk), Cyril Dominguez (Cyril.Dominguez@leicester.ac.uk), Andrew Hudson (ah242@leicester.ac.uk), Glenn Burley (Glenn.Burley@strath.ac.uk), or Alasdair Clark (Alasdair.Clark@glasgow.ac.uk). Advertisements for the specific posts will appear soon.