Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Structure-based Drug Discovery of DNA Repair Inhibitors Ref 3345

School/department: Genome Damage and Stability Centre / School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time or part time considered 
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years 
Reference: 3345
Salary: Starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833. Starting salary will be determined by the level of experience of the applicant.
Placed on: 08 June 2018 
Closing date: 08 July 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 September 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.

Based in the School of Life Sciences, the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, is an internationally renowned Institute carrying out research on the response of cells to DNA damage, genome instability and its relationship to disease.

A Post-doctoral position is available from 1st September 2018 in the laboratory of Prof. Laurence Pearl FRS and Dr. Antony Oliver, to use structural approaches to discover novel small-molecule inhibitors of DNA repair, with potential as cancer therapeutics.

The successful candidate will determine crystal structures of protein-drug complexes, and will work closely with our industrial collaborator, a major pharmaceutical company, to analyse, validate and exploit the output of high-throughput screens.

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.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Prof. Pearl or Dr. Oliver before applying.

Download job description and person specification Ref 3345 [PDF 133.80KB]

How to apply

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