Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Dundee - MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit

Grade 7 (starting points 29-31 only (£31,076–£32,958)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work with Sir Philip Cohen on a project aimed at understanding the early events in Interleukin-1 signalling. The project will build on an expanding programme of research on this topic.

The position is available for 1 year from April 1st 2017. Initial placement will be on the University of Dundee Grade 7 scale point 29 (£31,076).

Candidate requirements:

  • PhD with an outstanding academic track record and at least one first authored publication in an internationally recognised peer-reviewed journal.
  • Previous experience in studying innate immune signaling pathways is essential.
  • Capable of working in a team, but able to plan and work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of the English language are essential.

MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (PPU) and School of Life Sciences (SLS):

The project will be performed in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) and School of Life Sciences (SLS) at the University of Dundee. The MRC-PPU and SLS are based in the Sir James Black Centre and Wellcome Trust Building at the University of Dundee, situated in a beautiful location overlooking the estuary of the River Tay. The MRC-PPU is one of the world’s leading centres for research on protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation. The SLS was recently ranked the top Department in the UK for biological sciences research.

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Grade 7 salary scale is dependent upon you having been awarded a PhD. An appointment may be considered if you are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD. The initial appointment will be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 28, £30,175).

Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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