|Salary:||£45,593 to £49,305 per annum|
|Placed On:||4th October 2023|
|Closes:||14th November 2023|
Location: Hammersmith Campus
Contract: Fixed Term, Full time for 3 years with possibility for extension
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the laboratory of Professor Speck at Imperial College London (http://www.specklab.com/). We aim to discover fundamental mechanisms that guarantee efficient human DNA replication. The project’s primary objective is to research 1.) how DNA replication origins are specified through epigenetic mechanisms and specific recruitment factors and 2.) how DNA replication is regulated to allow faithful DNA replication. We will ask how mutations in these processes contribute to genome instability and whether they are enriched in cancer.
Who we look for:
We seek a creative researcher who enjoys tackling ambitious research questions. The candidate should enjoy discussing science and be good at networking. This project is ideal for a candidate with prior experience in genomics who wants to explore in a semi-independent way a new research area. Prior experience in the supervision of master students is an advantage. Professor Speck will mentor you in grant writing, networking and publishing. Indeed, the scientific framework and the support means that the candidates are well placed for a successful transition into independence.
Duties and responsibilities
You will perform high-resolution genomics (ChIP-EXO/Cut&Run, bioinformatics analysis, AID, CRISPR). An interest in proteomics and synchronisation of human cells would be beneficial. We are well equipped for genomics (direct access to DNA sequencing facility and bioinformatics team) and proteomics (direct access to excellent local proteomics facilities).
Essential and requirements
This is a Full Time and fixed-term role for 3 years initially based at the Hammersmith Campus.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £40,694 - £43,888 per annum.
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Closing date: 14.11.2023
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