Salary: Dependent on relevant Postdoctoral experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review. If the candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, the starting salary will be at £34,344 until the successful completion of their viva.
Duration of Contract: Fixed Term for 3 years
Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time)
Closing Date: 5th February 2023
Under the leadership of Dr Max Douglas, a postdoctoral research scientist position is available within the Telomere Biology Team at the Institute of Cancer Research, based in the heart of central London.
Telomeres allow eukaryotic cells to distinguish the ends of linear chromosomes from double strand breaks and protect them from repair processes and DNA damage. Defective telomeres are observed in essentially all incidents of cancer and are thought to be a major driver of tumorigenesis.
The Telomere Biology Team, led by Dr Max Douglas in the ICR Division of Cancer Biology, aims to understand how these fascinating structures are replicated and processed each cell cycle, and how these steps are regulated in time and space.
We seek a postdoctoral research scientist to develop an innovative research project examining how chromatin is replicated at telomeres. You will join an enthusiastic and collaborative group analysing DNA replication and the biology of telomeres using a multidisciplinary approach that employs in vitro assays (see for example Douglas et al, Nature 2018) including a reconstituted system for human DNA replication. Candidates with a background in biochemistry or experience working with single-particle cryo-EM are strongly encouraged to apply. You will be given opportunities to use your own initiative and to work in collaboration with others.
General information on The ICR Post Doc's can be found here.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in a biological science such as molecular cell biology, biochemistry or biophysics. Experience with biochemistry or structural biology is desirable.
The ICR has a workforce agreement stating that Postdoctoral Training Fellows can only be employed for up to 7 years as PDTF at the ICR, providing total postdoctoral experience (including previous employment at this level elsewhere) does not exceed 10 years
The Telomere Biology team is part of the ICR division of Cancer Biology
We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role.For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Max Douglas via Email on [email protected]