University of Dundee

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Unit: 
Cell and Developmental Biology
Job Reference: 
SLSC0513
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Salary: 
Grade 8 (£40,792 - £48,677)

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 60 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a postdoctoral fellow within the laboratory of Professor J. Kim Dale in the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, within the School of Life Sciences, at the University of Dundee (Scotland, UK). The aim of the project will be to determine the cross regulatory interactions between the Notch signalling pathway and the cell cycle in both developmental and disease contexts. The project will be run in close collaboration with the internationally renowned MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit within the School.

The PI carries significant leadership roles. This postdoctoral post holder will hold responsibility as the senior member of the group, below the PI. The job role would include being the daily supervisor for the Undergraduate Honours and MSci students and the PhD students, in addition to driving their own project.

Candidate Essential Requirements:

We are seeking experienced, motivated, independent, productive, self-motivated, and enthusiastic candidates. Strongest consideration will be given to applicants who have completed a PhD in biochemistry or molecular biology.

• PhD, with outstanding academic track record and at least one first authored publication (or on track to publish) in an internationally recognized journal.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Demonstrated track record and expertise in cell culture, cell transfection, siRNA, cell-based assay, Western Blotting, immunoprecipitation, CRISPR and gene expression analysis.

• Ability to develop and implement new experimental approaches

• Excellent problem solving and creative thinking abilities

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

• The ability to work in teams, and to work to timelines and deliver milestones.

• Self-motivated, able to work independently with minimal direction/oversight.

• Preference will be given to candidates with a background in Mass Spectrometry, or Notch signalling pathway, post-translational modifications, and/or embryogenesis.

The PI carries significant leadership roles. This postdoctoral post holder will hold responsibility as the senior member of the group, below the PI. The job role would include being the daily supervisor for the Undergraduate Honours and MSci students and the PhD students, in addition to driving their own project. 

This position is available immediately until 31st July 2021 with the possibility of extension. The appointment will be made on the University of Dundee postdoctoral salary Grade 8 scale plus superannuation with initial placement depending on achievements and experience.

To apply, please complete the application form, include a CV, a cover letter describing your research accomplishments and why you are interested in joining this lab,

To find out more about the JKD lab please visit http://www.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/people/kim-dale.

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