Research Associate

University College London - UCL-MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

Full Time :

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £33,686 to £40,716 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to join a growing team studying the evolution of the control of cell growth, form and division using archaea. The goal of this project is to identify and characterize key regulators of the cell division cycle in archaea from the TACK super-phylum. To do so, we will apply genetic techniques from yeast and bacteria to Sulfolobus – the most experimentally tractable model for this work. This analysis will then be used to shed light on the evolution of the eukaryotic cell and the cell division cycle – one of the most important outstanding problems in biology. The position is funded by the BBSRC for three years in the first instance.

For this reason, we are looking for someone with experience working in microbial genetics and cell biology. Experience working with archaea is not essential but will be an asset. A PhD in a life sciences subject is needed. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,485 - £31,091 per annum) with payment at research associate Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis once awarded. 

For any problems with applying, please contact Ione Karney ( ) and if you have queries regarding the position please contact Professor Buzz Baum ( .

UCL vacancy reference : 1581645      

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

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