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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Kent - School of Biosciences

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £34,804 to £40,322 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th February 2020
Closes: 15th March 2020
Job Ref: STM-124-20

The School of Biosciences is looking to appoint a Research Assiociate to undertake day to day research activities contributing to the deliverables of the BBSRC funded research grant “Epigenetics of stress-induced genome instability in the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans”.

The project is based at the University of Kent Canterbury campus. The work will use a combination of ‘omics, RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq techniques and genetics to study chromatin-mediated regulation of genome instability in the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans’.

The post holder must have a problem solving approach to meeting the overall project deliverables as well as being motivated to work on an exciting, innovative research project in an thriving school.

As Postdoctoral Research Associate, you will:

  • meet the objectives of the relevant project work packages according to the direction of the investigators. 
  • be responsible for experimental work, data analysis and publication of the findings emerging from this project
  • provide technical and practical advice to postgraduate and undergraduate students working on related projects within the Buscaino lab.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD degree in Genetics, Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline or equivalent 
  • experience in basic molecular biology and genetics
  • experience of supervising students 
  • good technical lab skills 

The School of Biosciences is a part of the University’s Faculty of Science, and teaches undergraduate degree programmes in Biochemistry, Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Research projects are also undertaken in the same disciplines. The laboratory research interests of the School include:

  • Protein Science 
  • Molecular Microbiology 
  • Biomolecular Medicine 
  • Genome Evolution

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM-124-20 

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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