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 40 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 Research Assistant within the laboratory of Professor Satpal Virdee, MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (PPU).
Studies on the recently discovered neuronal E3 ligase MYCBP2
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scientist in the lab of Prof. Satpal Virdee. This exciting project will involve research on the E3 ligase MYCBP2 recently discovered by the lab (Pao et al. Nature 2018; Mabbitt et al. Nat Chem. Biol. 2020). MYCBP2 uses an unprecedented mechanism that links the small protein modifier ubiquitin to hydroxy groups within substrates. MYCBP2 has critical roles in neuronal development and post-developmental programmed axon degeneration and is a compelling therapeutic target. This project will delineate the paradigm changing features of this central yet highly divergent component of the ubiquitin system at a molecular level. The post would suit those with research experience in the molecular sciences who are enthusiastic about applying multidisciplinary techniques to a cutting-edge area of research.
Who we’re looking for:
Motivated candidates should ideally have recently carried out a PhD working in biochemistry, structural biology or cell biology. The position will be a fantastic opportunity for candidates to broaden their skill set by working in an internationally competitive lab using state-of-the-art multidisciplinary technologies. The successful applicants will join an international team in an exciting and interactive environment, equipped to the very highest standards, and with generous consumable support.
The position is available immediately and open to both international and UK candidates. The appointment will be made on the University of Dundee Grade 7 salary scale plus superannuation, with initial placement depending on achievements and experience.
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 25 – 28).
Commitment to DORA
The School of Life Sciences has been fully committed to the principals of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) since 2013. In assessing applicants, we consider the scientific quality of their published research papers, but do not take into account where the papers were published and do not consider journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors.
We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, we’re close to both the train and bus stations. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
Sunday, May 29, 2022
£33,309 - £40,927