University of Dundee

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
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Closing Date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021
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Postdoctoral position: Confocal microscope-based method development relevant to analysis of DNA repair

MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, University of Dundee

John Rouse’s lab is interested in how cells sense, signal and repair damaged DNA, and how they cope when DNA damage – or other obstacles – block DNA replication. The goal of the lab is to work out the molecular mechanisms underlying DNA damage signalling and repair, and how these processes are controlled by phosphorylation and ubiquitylation.

We are looking for a bright enthusiastic individual to join our team to develop new methods involving advanced confocal microscopy and data analysis methods to analyse DNA repair and protein recruitment to DNA damage sites.

The Rouse lab is based in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU), based within the School of Life Sciences 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 role of the protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation in cell signalling (

The position is fixed-term. Salary will be dependent on experience, but the appointment will be made on the University's Grade 7 salary scale between £32,817 - £36,914.

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 are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD. In this case, the initial appointment would be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 28, £31,866).

Candidate Requirements:

  • PhD with excellent academic track record
  • Ability to work as part of a team, but able to plan and work independently
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • A strong background in mammalian cell work and/or DNA damage signalling/repair

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Additional Information:

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. John Rouse at

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