|Salary:||£36,024 to £44,263 per annum|
|Placed On:||21st September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
A postdoctoral position is available to work on a BBSRC-funded project to investigate the molecular mechanisms that regulate mRNA translation in response to stress.
The position will be held in the group of Prof. Juan Mata (https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/mata). The position will be based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, Central Cambridge.
The project focuses on the mechanisms by which translation is regulated during elongation, using the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model system. The project will combine proteomic, metabolomic and genomic approaches to gain a multiomic perspective of how the translatome is remodelled upon stress (see Rubio et al. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa1180
Previous experience using these approaches or in any area of RNA biology will be an advantage, but is not absolutely necessary. Prior experience with yeast is not required. Although the project is largely experimental, it will also involve the computational analysis of large-scale datasets generated by the postdoc. Experience with this, or interest in learning, will also be an advantage.
The successful candidate will need to work independently and to interact with our collaborators. In addition to carrying out research, they will be expected to present research findings, contribute to writing manuscripts and supervise students in the laboratory.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or has recently submitted for a PhD.
Appointment as Research Associate is dependent on having a PhD, including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD (in which case appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant and amended to Research Associate when the PhD is awarded).
The University of Cambridge is a signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research (Assessment DORA), and in recruitment or promotion evaluations will assess research on the basis of its merits rather than the journal or venue in which it is published. Applicants should not include Journal Impact Factors or uncontextualized metrics in their applications. For more information: https://www.biology.cam.ac.uk/files/dora.pdf
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.
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