Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Living Systems Institute

A highly motivated Postdoctoral Researchers is sought to join Dr. Richard Chahwan’s group at the new Living Systems Institute. The project – funded by BBSRC, aims to study the role of chromatin modifications in genomic stability, immune diversity, tumorigenesis, and aging. The post are available from 1st of December 2016 for three years.

The successful applicant will be conducting this work in a vibrant and enthusiastic research environment with the potential to spend time in New York as part of an ongoing collaboration. For recent examples of our work, please see Wei et al., PNAS 112(7):E728-37 (2015); Chahwan/Schaetzlein et al., PNAS 110(27):E2470-9 (2013); Chahwan et al., JEM 209(4):671-8 (2012); Chahwan/Ramachandran et al., PNAS 107(2):809-14 (2010); Chahwan et al., TIGS 26(10):443-8 (2010); and Kolas et al., Science 318(5856):1637-40 (2007).

The ideal candidates will have a doctorate in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology or a related science; and first author publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals commensurate with research experience. Technical competence in standard molecular, cellular, biochemical, and immunological techniques are important requirements. Prior experience in the DNA damage response, animal models (PIL holder), and/or immunity fields would be desirable, though not an absolute requirement. The candidate should be a confident, independent scientist with a broad knowledge of the discipline and contemporary research methods. Applicants should also be able to work collaboratively, supervise others, and act as team leader as required.

For further information please contact Dr Richard Chahwan, e-mail or telephone (01392) 723104.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number R52878 in any correspondence.

The closing date for applications is midnight 7th November. Interviews are expected to take place 1-2 weeks after the closing date.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

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