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
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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 Fellow (Fixed Term) Ref 1417

School of Life Sciences Genome Damage and Stability Centre

Fixed term, 3 years, Full time Salary range: Starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum Closing date for applications:  1 December 2016  Expected start date:  January 2017 (or earlier)

Description

The GDSC (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/gdsc/index) is an internationally renowned research institute and is part of The School of Life Sciences (ranked in the top 10 in the REF 2014), and conducts research on cellular responses to DNA damage and their impact on genome instability and disease. We provide a stimulating and supportive environment and our expertise covers a range of experimental systems.

Postdoctoral Position at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre

A Postdoctoral position is available at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre (GDSC) in the laboratory of Professor Keith Caldecott for 3-5 year starting in 2017 to investigate mechanisms of DNA strand break repair and their relationship to human disease.

The GDSC (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/gdsc/index) is an internationally renowned research institute that provides a stimulating and supportive environment spanning a range of experimental systems.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and will have experience of working within a multidisciplinary team. Applicants must have a relevant PhD and preferably expertise in biochemistry and/or RNA processing. An overview of research in the Caldecott lab can be found at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/gdsc/researchgroups. Interested candidates should contact Keith Caldecott (k.w.caldecott@sussex.ac.uk).

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Keith Caldecott (k.w.caldecott@sussex.ac.uk) before applying, providing a CV and the names of three academic referees.

Ref 1417 Further particulars including person specification [PDF 135.81KB]

 Closing date for applications:  1 December 2016 

 

Research Fellow (Fixed Term) Ref 1426

School of Life Sciences Genome Damage and Stability Centre

Full Time, Fixed Term for 12 months Salary range: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum Closing date for applications:  6 December 2016 

Description

We wish to appoint a post-doctoral research fellow for a period of 12 months to work within the Neale laboratory in the Genome Damage and Stability Centre. The project work will involve the generation of multiple next-generation sequencing libraries to investigate the role of topoisomerases in DNA repair and genetic recombination. We will utilise both the mammalian cell culture and the S. cerevisiae model system. Successful candidates will have demonstrable experience of working in this area, and have considerable experience performing advanced Molecular Biology laboratory protocols. The successful candidate is expected to work autonomously and aid the development of this project and to contribute to laboratory training and to present their research data at weekly group meetings.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Dr M Neale before applying (m.neale@sussex.ac.uk)

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

Ref 1426 Further particulars including person specification [PDF 124.73KB] 

Closing date for applications:  6 December 2016 

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 http://www.sussex.ac.uk/humanresources/personnel/familyfriendlypolicies

 

Technician (Fixed term, Part time) ref 1466

School of Life Sciences Genome Damage and Stability Centre

Fixed term to 31 December 2017, Part time 14 hours per week Salary range starting at £15,976 and rising to £17,399 per annum, pro rata Closing date for applications: 2 December 2016 Interviews will be held on: 12 December 2016

Description       

We wish to appoint a part-time Technician to assist in Media preparation and glass washing duties in the Centre, Monday and Tuesday 9.30am – 4.30pm. On a fixed term contract to 31 December 2017.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/humanresources/personnel/familyfriendlypolicies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Graham Frost, Tel 01273 678065 g.frost@sussex.ac.uk before applying, providing a CV and the names of three academic referees. For full details of the formal application see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs before applying.

 Ref 1466 Further particulars including person specification [PDF 129.95KB]

Closing date for applications: 2 December 2016

 

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