Postdoctoral Research Assistant (2 posts)

University of Dundee - Gene Regulation and Expression

Applications are invited for two ERC funded postdoctoral positions in the Alabert Lab to study the fundamentals of chromatin replication and cell identity. During lineage propagation, cells must duplicate their genetic and epigenetic information to maintain cell identity.

The mechanisms underlying the duplication of epigenetic information in cycling cells remains largely unknown.

Recently we have developed a new technology to analyze this process in vivo (see Alabert et al., NCB 2014 Mar;16(3):281-93 and Alabert et al., G&D 2015 Mar 15;29(6):585-90).

We are seeking talented and highly motivated individuals to characterize the novel mechanisms of chromatin restoration and uncover their importance during lineage propagation. The project will involve a range of state-of-the-art techniques involving biochemistry, mass spectrometry, gene editing, microscopy and development of new technologies.

Candidate requirements:

  • PhD with outstanding academic track record and at least one first authored publication in an internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal.
  • Previous experience in biochemistry and cell biology, especially relating to chromatin or DNA replication, would be beneficial.
  • Capable of working in a team, but able to plan and work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of the English language.

The positions are available immediately for 3 years.

Appointment as an ERC funded postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Points 29-34 only, £31,076 - £36,001) 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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