University of Dundee

RNA Biology

The RNA Biology Group is a diverse collaboration of researchers investigating RNA function, its impact on gene expression and cell physiology, and how RNA can be targeted therapeutically. We are looking for excellent postdoctoral candidates to work in the following related areas, either on on-going projects, or to help start up new research initiatives. Research groups participating in this theme are listed below.

  • Victoria Cowling
    Regulation of mRNA capping in mammals
    MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
  • John Brown
    Alternative splicing in plants
    Plant Sciences
  • Ian Gilbert
    RNA biology of neglected disease
    Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • David Gray
    Translational research in RNA processing mechanisms
    Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • Angus Lamond
    Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression
  • David Lilley
    RNA structure and catalysis
    Nucleic Acid Structure Research Group
  • Gordon Simpson
    The epitranscriptome: regulated mRNA methylation
    Plant Sciences
  • Mike Stark
    Elongator-dependent tRNA wobble uridine modification
    Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression

Candidates are invited to express their interest by submitting a cover letter and CV as a single PDF file by email to indicating their choice of research theme and particular group of interest by 1st August 2014. For senior postdoctoral applicants with a particularly strong track record, the University will offer the possibility to create their own research group and will provide additional support to be negotiated. Candidates selected following this first round will be invited to jointly write a research proposal for the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship scheme with assistance from the supervisor of the research group of interest.