School of Life Sciences

Genome Damage and Stability Centre

Biological sciences at Sussex ranked top 10 in UK for research quality - REF 2014 looking for colonies of cells high performance image microscopy preparing for an experiment examining a reaction in a small tube plating out cells into dishes for incubation


The GDSC is a research centre investigating the responses of cells to
genome damage and their relationship to cancer and other aspects
of human disease

The centre provides a dynamic and collaborative environment for state-of-the-art research and is supported by a variety of funding agencies including the BBSRC, CR-UK, MRC and the Wellcome Trust.

For more information about individual group leaders, and the types of research taking place in the centre, please see 'Research groups' tab at the top of the page.


Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Deciphering the molecular mechanisms of novel DNA repair complexes

Closing date:  11 January 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: 1 March 2018 or as soon as possible after this date

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.

 Applicants are invited to apply for two BBSRC-funded postdoctoral positions to study novel DNA repair mechanisms. Cells possess a myriad of DNA maintenance pathways required to ensure genome stability.

The aim of this project is to study the molecular mechanisms of two recently discovered DNA damage repair complexes.Specifically, we would like to identify the components of these repair complexes and define the molecular mechanisms by reconstituting these repair processes in vitro.

 Applicants must have extensive experience in using biochemical, biophysical and molecular biology techniques to study the molecular interactions and enzymatic mechanisms of protein complexes involved in DNA / RNA repair, replication, CrispR, transcription or related cellular processes.



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