School of Life Sciences

Genome Damage and Stability Centre

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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

Research Technician

(Fixed term - 48 months) full time Salary scale: starting at £24,298 and rising to £28,143 per annum Closing date for applications: 1 July 2016 Interviews will be held during: July 2015


We wish to appoint a research technician to work on replication fork restart in the laboratory of Professor Antony Carr. The work will support and develop projects aimed at  understanding DNA replication fork arrest and replication restart by homologous recombination in the fission yeast S. pombe. The work will build on our previously published work in this area (see: Miyabe et al 2015, NSMB. 22(11), 932-939; Daigaku et al, 2015, NSMB. 22(3) 192-198) and exploit a wide range of yeast molecular and cell biology techniques. An overview of research within the Genome Damage and Stability Centre and the Carr laboratory can be found at

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze and 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

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interest and experience and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees.

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