UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Postdoctoral Research Associates for Experimental & Computational Cell Cycle Research (3 Posts)
We are looking for three Postdoctoral Research Associates to join an interdisciplinary project – ‘Systems-level characterization of mammalian cell cycle transitions’. The goal is to understand the dynamic characteristics of the major cell cycle transitions (G1/S, G2/M, meta/anaphase and mitotic exit) in untransformed human cells by combining mathematical modelling with state-of-the-art live-cell imaging and biochemical techniques. This work is supported by a new BBSRC award to Ulrike Gruneberg (Dunn School, Oxford), Francis Barr and Bela Novak (both in Biochemistry, Oxford), Chris Bakal (ICR, London) and Helfrid Hochegger (U. Sussex).
We are seeking two highly motivated molecular cell biologists and one computational biologist to work on this integrated project. One of the experimentalists will work on the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint in Gruneberg’s lab (Dunn School) while the other experimentalist in Barr’s lab will focus on exit from mitosis (Biochemistry). The cell cycle modeller will be based in Novak’s group (Biochemistry) and will interact with all the groups involved in the project.
Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant area, and be familiar with standard molecular and cellular biology techniques and live cell imaging (experimentalists) or mathematical modelling biological regulatory networks (modeller). These posts are funded by BBSRC for 36 months in the first instance and are based in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology (1 position) and in the Department of Biochemistry (2 positions).
The positions are graded on the University’s grade 7 scale, for which the salary range is £30,434-£37,394 per annum. The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.
For further general information, phone (01865) 613204, quoting reference number 116020(Gruneberg), 116071(Barr) or 116069 (Novak).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.
To apply for any of these roles and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria,
please click on one of the links below:
Dr Gruneberg at the Dunn School
Prof Barr at Department of Biochemistry
Prof Novak at Department of Biochemistry
The closing date for all the applications is midday on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 with shortlisted candidates as soon as possible thereafter.
The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN award. The Department of Biochemistry is strongly committed to equality and valuing diversity and we operate a flexible working policy for all staff. The Department holds a departmental Bronze Athena award in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in STEMM and create a better working environment for both men and women.