Vacancy for a Research Fellow (Postdoctoral) – Stewart Group

School of Medicine, Salary: £33,797 – £36,914 per annum, Start: November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 3 years

In this BBSRC-funded project you will investigate the role of fatty acids in the control of circulatory zinc handling, which impacts on physiological processes including insulin dynamics and cellular zinc uptake. This is a collaborative project led by Dr Alan Stewart at the University of St Andrews and involves academic partners at the University of Warwick (Prof Claudia Blindauer) and University of Campinas, Brazil (Profs Marco Arruda and Carlos Ramos). The research will build upon our previous work in this area (e.g. Handing et al. (2016) Chemical Science 7: 6635-6648; Coverdale et al. (2019) Metallomics 11: 1805-1819; Sobczak et al. (2021) Chemical Science 12: 4079-4093) and will involve the use and development of bespoke state-of-the-art analytical methods to examine metal-protein interactions at a systems level.

A background in biochemistry, chemistry or analytical science and a relevant PhD is essential. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will start in November 2021. The post is fixed term for 3 years.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Alan Stewart ([email protected]).

Closing Date: 24 September 2021

Further Particulars: AR2583SB FPs.doc

Please apply online via University of St Andrews vacancies website (do not send CVs directly by e-mail).


PhD opportunities

Research projects are often available for individuals with self-arranged funding that are able to meet University tuition fees and living expenses through dedicated personal fellowships or private means. Depending on your interests please contact either Dr Alan Stewart ([email protected]) or Dr Samantha Pitt ([email protected]) directly for details.