Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cell Biology

Birkbeck, University of London - Biological Sciences

Purpose and Main Duties
A Wellcome Trust-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr Anthony Roberts. The Roberts Lab is investigating the microtubule-based motor proteins that drive the construction of cilia. This project involves combining mammalian cell culture, genome editing, and high-resolution fluorescence microscopy to understand the coordination of intraflagellar transport dynein and kinesin in mammalian cells. Further information, please see Toropova et al. 2017 (Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 24, 461–468) and the research group website:

Candidate Requirements
The successful candidate will have, or shortly expect to receive, a PhD in cell biology or related area and have experience in fluorescence microscopy. Prior experience in live-cell imaging, microtubule biology, and/or genome editing would be an advantage, but is not essential.

About the Department
For further information about the department of Biological Science, please visit the following website:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £37,169 rising to £42,483 pro rata per annum.

This post is available full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) or part time, 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE) fixed term to 31 October 2019 (with the possibility for extension). The salary quoted above will be pro-rata and is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 12 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 4 December 2017.

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr. Anthony Roberts,

A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found on the university's website, accessed by pressing the apply button below.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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