Research Professorships in Chromosome Biology / Genome Stability

University of Sussex - School of Life Sciences – Genome Damage and Stability Centre

Closing date for applications: 18 August 2017. Applications must be received by noon GMT

Interview date: 7 November 2017

The University of Sussex is one of the UK’s foremost higher education institutions. From the outset, the University has set itself apart from the herd and retains a culture that is wedded to creativity, universal values, international engagement and excellence in education and research.

Whatever your preconceptions, Sussex will surprise you. The University is consistently ranked amongst the top 20 universities in the UK, has unparalleled commitments to social mobility, outstanding rates of graduate employability, and world leading research areas.

The School of Life Sciences is the largest School in the University in terms of research activity, with an annual research income of £20 million and around 70 research and teaching faculty.

The original School of Biological Sciences, founded by John Maynard Smith FRS, trained some of the world’s leading biologists and biomedical scientists, and was a beacon of innovation and creativity in its integrated approach to research and teaching.

The School has since evolved to further encourage interdisciplinarity in scholarly activity, housing Subject Groups in Neuroscience, Evolution, Behaviour and Environment, Genome Damage and Stability, Biochemistry and Biomedicine and Chemistry. The School also boasts a number of research centres including the new Sussex Drug Discovery Centre.

The University now seeks to appoint two Research Professorships in Genome Stability to join the Genome Damage and Stability Centre within the School of Life Sciences. The Centre, forming one of the earliest groupings of genome stability focused science in the university sector globally, has a strong international reputation and consists of approximately 15 laboratories which nurture collaboration through joint research endeavours.

With a new state-of-the-art Life Sciences building opening in 2020, the post-holders will be joining Sussex at an exciting time to further develop research in a dynamic and collaborative environment. 

The University welcomes applications from reputable scholars within the field carrying out internationally leading research in chromosome biology / genome stability. In addition to personal research accomplishment, the post-holders will be collegial and active members of the life sciences community more broadly.

An executive search is being carried out by Perrett Laver. To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit  quoting reference 3107.

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