Post-doctoral Research Associate: Structural biology

University of Cambridge - Department of Biochemistry

These opportunities arise through Prof Jussi Taipale commencing as the new Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry. The Taipale group will continue to work on transcriptional regulation; specifically, to understand how DNA sequences determine where and when genes are expressed. This effort will support the group in their second systems-level research area of elucidating control of tissue and organism growth. The research of the group will have impact on both the fundamental understanding of the regulation of gene expression, and on knowledge of the mechanisms that control cell growth during normal development and in pathologies such as cancer.

  • Structural biology (1 position)

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Medicine or a related field. Applicants must have a proven record of being able to work independently and have good communication skills. Experience in protein crystallization and/or biochemical analyses of transcription factor DNA binding is required.

The selection processes will be conducted in November and the posts be available from 1st March 2018. Funding for all positions is initially 24 months.

Informal enquires can be made by contacting Prof Jussi Taipale, email:; further information on the Taipale lab can be obtained at

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (

Please quote reference PH13582 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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