University of Dundee

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (MRC)

Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
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Closing Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Grade 7 (starting points 29-31 only (£31,604–£33,518)

Grade 7 (starting points 29-31 only (£31,604–£33,518)

Closing date 19th March 2018

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust-funded postdoctoral position to work with Sir Philip Cohen on a project aimed at understanding the role of the E3 ubiquitin ligaseTRAF6 in the immune system. The project will build on unexpected discoveries made in our laboratory (Strickson et al,2017, PNAS 114 (17) E3481-E3489; Zhang et al Biochem. J 474, 2235-2248)

The position, which is for 3 years, can commence from April 2018, but applicants wishing to start at any time up to September 2018 will be considered

Candidate requirements:

• PhD with an outstanding academic track record and at least one first-authored publication in an internationally recognised peer-reviewed journal.
• Previous experience in cell signaling and/or immunology is essential and expertise in protein analysis would be an advantage.
• Capable of working in a team, but able to plan and work independently.
• Excellent communication skills and knowledge of the English language are essential.

MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (PPU) and School of Life Sciences (SLS):

The project will be performed in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) and School of Life Sciences (SLS) at the University of Dundee, which are located in the Sir James Black Centre and Wellcome Trust Building at the University of Dundee, overlooking the estuary of the River Tay. The MRC-PPU is one of the world’s leading centres for research on the role of protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation in cell signaling..

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Grade 7 salary scale is dependent upon you having been awarded a PhD. An appointment may be considered if you have submitted a PhD thesis, but the initial appointment will be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 28, £30,688).

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