Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Role of PARPs in DNA Repair and Genome Stability

University of Oxford - Department of Biochemistry

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the research group of Nick Lakin at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford. Our lab aims to understand the molecular basis of DNA repair, with specific reference to how PARPs regulate this process. The Research Associate will join a multi-disciplinary team to work on a project to define how multiple PARPs regulate DNA repair outcomes to maintain genome stability in human cells. We collaborate with academic colleagues internal and external to Oxford, in addition to industrial partners.

Applicants will have, or be in the process of completing a PhD relevant to molecular and cellular biology. You should have a proven track record in mammalian cell culture and gene manipulation strategies such as gene knockdown and/or genome editing. You should also be able to demonstrate previous laboratory experience in core molecular and cellular biology techniques, such as protein manipulation and expression in mammalian cells, and cell biology techniques such as fluorescence microscopy. We expect the Research Associate to possess strong communication skills, including the ability to write publications and present data to the scientific community. You should also have an enthusiasm for working in a laboratory environment and a pro-active determination to drive forward an important research project.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the MRC for up to 3 years in the first instance.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 27 September 2017, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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