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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Centromere Integrity

University of Oxford - Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Location: Oxford
Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd December 2021
Closes: 21st January 2022
Job Ref: 155206

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Professor Fumiko Esashi’s research group to investigate mechanisms underlying the innate fragility of centromere DNA and their implication on chromosome inheritance in human cells.

The post-holder will be responsible for managing own academic research and administrative activities. You will assess hypotheses using a wide range of techniques in cell and molecular biology, troubleshoot or adjust experimental works when needed, and further implement advanced computational genomics approaches to tackle the problem. You will also be responsible for overseeing the daily housekeeping of the laboratory and performing any other comparable duties as may be required to ensure the efficient running of the laboratory.

The post-holder should hold, or be close to completion of, PhD/DPhil in cell and molecular biology and/or computational genomics. Successful candidates should have proven skills and experience in cell culture, imaging and next- or third-generation DNA sequence analyses. We expect strong track record in presenting their own research work in scientific communities and writing/drafting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Excellent communication, IT and organisational skills are essential.

This is a fixed-term appointment available for 3 years. If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

For further details, please contact Prof Fumiko Esashi: fumiko.esashi@path.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 21 January 2022. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. 

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