Research Fellow

School:  School of Life Sciences - Genome Damage and Stability Centre 
Hours: Full time
Contract: fixed term for three years
Reference:  1990
Salary: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 commensurate with experience
Closing date:   19 May 2017.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date:  5 June 2017
Expected start date: 1 August 2017

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

The Genome Damage and Stability Centre  is an internationally renowned research institute and is part of the School of Life Sciences.  It conducts research on the cellular responses to DNA damage and their impact on genome stability and disease. We provide a stimulating and supportive environment and our expertise covers a wide range of experimental systems.

An MRC-funded Post-doctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr Antony Oliver / Dr Johanne Murray, to study how interactions of the  Smc5/6 complex with DNA coordinate its roles in replication and recombination. The post-holder will be responsible for expression, purification, crystallisation and structure determination of defined protein-protein and protein-DNA complexes. Applicants must have a relevant PhD and extensive experience in recombinant expression and protein purification. Previous experience of crystallisation, X-ray crystallography, and complementary structural biology techniques is essential. Excellent synchrotron access (~2 days/month) is available through rolling beam-allocation programmes at both the Diamond Light Source and ESRF. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Oliver:

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies.

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How to apply

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