Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Regulation of Cell Division

King's College London - Infectious Diseases

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £33,518 to £39,992 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be fixed term contract for 2 years.

This is a full-time post (100 % full time equivalent).

A postdoctoral position funded by the Wellcome Trust is available in the laboratory of Prof Juan Martin-Serrano at King’s College London. This project will combine state-of-the-art microscopy (live cell imaging and super resolution), gene editing techniques and biochemical approaches to better understand abscission, the last event in cell division, and how this process is coordinated by the ESCRT machinery to prevent genetic damage. Specifically, the molecular mechanisms underlying abscission will be explored, both in normal circumstances and in the context of abscission delays imposed by the abscission checkpoint. The specific role in this regulation of ULK3, a newly identified kinase in the ESCRT pathway (Caballe et al eLife, 2015), will be one focus of these studies.  Ultimately this project will uncover how the abscission machinery senses the lagging chromosomes and how this regulatory mechanism prevents genetic damage.

Applicants will need to have a PhD in Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related subject, or PhD near completion in the same areas.

The selection process will include competency based questions, a presentation, an assessment and a panel interview.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Juan Martin-Serrano,

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 9 November 2017.

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