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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering, School of Biological Sciences, Institute of Cell Biology

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 (A revised salary range for this grade of £39,347 to £46,974 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd January 2024
Closes: 4th March 2024
Job Ref: 9407

Full time contract (35 hours per week)

Fixed term (12 months) 

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to join the Swaffer lab and lead a major research project within the lab’s overall focus on understanding how cell size impacts core cellular processes (see swafferlab.co.uk and Swaffer et al., Cell 2023 for details).

The Opportunity:

We're a multi-disciplinary group that combines approaches across cell, molecular, systems & quantitative biology, and we welcome applicates from diverse academic backgrounds. Start date is flexible and funding for this project is secured for at least 4 years as part of an 8-year Wellcome Trust CDA grant to the Swaffer lab.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Strong motivation to contribute to a novel area of cell biology research: i.e. understanding the role of cell size.
  • Skilled with standard techniques across cell and molecular biology.
  • Expertise / training in one or more of the following: RNA biology, genomics, proteomics, single cell imaging, quantitative data analysis.
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