Vacancy ID:
6250
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Molecular and Cell Biology
Vacancy terms:
Full-time, fixed term contract until 28 February 2023
Salary details:
Grade 7 £36,386 per annum due to funding restrictions
Hours per week:
37.5
04 Oct 2022
About the role

Highly motivated postdoctoral candidates are invited to apply for the leadership position of a BBSRC funded project to investigate the link between genome structure and function. The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of molecular and cell biologist at the University of Leicester and will be based in the research group of Dr Thomas Schalch, which has a long-standing interest in deciphering genome structure at high resolution.

The Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is a centre of research excellence initiated by the University of Leicester.  Aided by >£4m in investments in both equipment and new appointments, the research within LISCB targets fundamental questions in molecular biology through integrated structural approaches including cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography and biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). For this project the Schalch group also collaborates with the NUCLEUS genomics facility at the University of Leicester and with the group of Prof. Oliver Rando at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

About you

The Research Associate will be expected to take a leading role in developing and carrying out the research programme. The project will require strong skills in yeast genetics and genomics. Biochemical experience in working with chromatin is also highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline, experience in the field of chromatin, knowledge of yeast husbandry and experience in next-generation sequencing and analysis. A high level of proficiency in English and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential requirements for this position.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should made to Prof Thomas Schalch on +44 (0)116 229 7120 or [email protected]

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here
 
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