We are looking to appoint a Research Fellow to work in the laboratory of Professor Anne Donaldson on mechanisms of chromosome maintenance. Correct operation of the DNA replication machinery and proper integration of replication with other chromosome stability pathways are crucial to ensure the genome is stably maintained. Using yeast genetics and proteomics, the project will focus on the role of specific chromatin components in ensuring timely DNA replication initiation and correct re-assembly of chromatin following replication fork passage. We are seeking a well-motivated individual with a demonstrated interest in the field of chromosome maintenance.
You should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in Molecular Biology or a related field or an MSc plus the appropriate level of experience which demonstrates the required skills and capabilities. Experience in some of the following areas: yeast molecular genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, proteomic analysis, protein expression and purification, mammalian tissue culture, and functional assays for DNA replication will be required.
You will join a well-funded, dynamic research team within an interactive group of laboratories sharing an interest in the biology of chromosomes.
This post is funded by a BBSRC research grant, and is available initially until 30 April 2016. This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.
Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 6 scale (£31,342 to £37,394 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant, Grade 5 level in the first instance (£26,274 - £29,552 per annum) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Anne Donaldson (email: email@example.com or Tel: 01224 277316).
Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Natalie Reid (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs