Post-Doctoral Research Fellow : Structural Biology of DNA Single-strand Break Repair Ref 1739

School/department: Genome Damage and Stabilty Centre 
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working
options will be considered (subject to business need)

Contract: fixed term for 3 years 
Salary: starting at £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Placed on: 15 July 2019 
Closing date: 15 August 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Week beginning 26th August 2019
Expected start date: 1 October 2019 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 funded by Cancer Research UK is available from 1st October 2019 in the laboratory of Prof. Laurence Pearl FRS and Dr. Antony Oliver, to study the structure and mechanism of multi-protein complexes involved in the recognition and repair of DNA single-strand breaks and gaps, primarily using single particle reconstruction by cryo-electron microscopy.

Recent work from the Pearl/Oliver group and an overview of research in the Genome Damage and Stability Centre can be found at

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, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) 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.

   The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds

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How to apply

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