University of Dundee

Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Unit: 
Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
Job Reference: 
SLSC0055
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2016
Salary: 
Grade 7 (£30,738-£37,768)

We are seeking two highly motivated researchers with appropriate skills in molecular and cell biology to study the novel nuclear lamina in trypanosomes. A major goal is to understand the structure and function of the lamina in gene expression and the contributions towards antigenic variation and pathogenesis. See http://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/people/mark-field for details of the laboratory.

The post is available full-time for up to 3 years and salary will depend on experience, but will be up to £31,656 (Spinal Point 30).

Main duties and responsibilities:

The persons appointed will pursue a research project under the broad title Defining the nuclear lamina in African trypanosomes’ involving predominantly molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry techniques. They will be expected to work independently, to contribute to the teaching/training of other staff/Ph.D. students, to general laboratory duties and to writing reports and preparing and writing manuscripts for publication. They will also be expected to contribute to the life of the Department and School.

Person Specification:

Essential:

• A Ph.D. in a relevant subject, preferably mammalian nuclear biology,
• Experience contributing to laboratory molecular cell biology projects
• Computer and data processing skills
• Publications in peer-reviewed journals
• Experience with cell culture
• Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal
• Experience with category two pathogens

To apply on-line click here.