University of Dundee

Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

The Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU, is a major research facility embedded within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. Our research is aimed at understanding how protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation regulates biological processes and how disruptions of pathways controlled by phosphorylation and/or ubiquitylation cause major human diseases.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Physiological implications of AMPK activation on autophagy and mitophagy

We are seeking a talented postdoctoral fellow to work in the laboratory of Ian Ganley at the Medical Research Council’s Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) in Dundee. This is part of a highly collaborative project led by Kei Sakamoto’s group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR, University of Copenhagen).

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties:

Post-doctoral position: Characterisation of physiological substrates of the NEK1 kinase complex and the functional impact of disease-causing mutations


The Rouse lab is interested in how cells sense, signal and repair damaged DNA, and how they cope with DNA damage. 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.