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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cell Biology

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th June 2019
Closes: 24th July 2019
Job Ref: 048379

Institute of Cell Biology

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate funded by the BBSRC in the laboratory of Prof Hiro Ohkura at the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology in the University of Edinburgh, UK. The laboratory investigates fundamental mechanisms of chromosome segregation using Drosophila as a model system ( We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented researcher to join our team investigating the molecular regulation of the spindle microtubules and chromosome organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to lead an original project combining in vivo and in vitro approaches including live-imaging microscopy, genetics, mass-spectrometry and biochemistry. Examples of a project include spatial and temporal control of kinesins and microtubule-associated proteins by phosphorylation and ubiquitination, kinetochore-microtubule interaction, regulation of chromatin organisation, and key differences between two modes of cell division, mitosis and meiosis.

You should have, or will shortly obtain, a PhD in a relevant subject area and have strong research experience in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and/or cell biology. An outstanding research record is essential and at least one recent or forthcoming first author publication in a prominent journal is expected. The position is available from 1st September 2019 for 30 months in the first instance with a possibility of renewal. The starting date can be flexible and determined through mutual agreement.

Closing date is 24 July 2019 at 5pm GMT

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