Postdoctoral Research Fellow-3D genome organization in DNA repair ref:2751

School/department: School of Life Sciences, Genome Damage and Stability Centre
Hours:Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE.
Contract: fixed term for 3 years
Reference: 2751
Salary:starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Closing date: 2 December 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: December 2019
Expected start date: 06 January 2020


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 a AMS-funded postdoctoral position to study the impact of 3 genome folding in genome integrity. The aim of this project is to study how DNA damage response is organized in the context of 3D genome organization and whether the later impacts on DNA repair pathway choice. Applicants must have extensive experience in microscopy, In situ hybridization techniques like chromosome territory painting and DNA FISH methods in cultured cells as well tissue sections or organoids.

Based in the School of Life Sciences, the Genome Damage and Stability Centre  (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/gdsc/index), is an internationally renowned Institute carrying out research on the response of cells to DNA damage, genome instability and its relationship to disease. We provide a stimulating and supportive environment and our expertise covers a range of experimental systems.

Required qualifications for this position:

  • Several first author publications in a reputable journal.
  • Proven track record working on chromosome painting and DNA FISH
  • Highly motivated to develop novel microscopy techniques and apply super resolution methods.
  • Commitment to work in a highly competitive field.
  • Ability to independently drive a research project and analyse data.
  • Fluent in written /spoken English and writing scientific reports/papers.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Prof. Evi Soutoglou before applying. E-mail: E.Soutoglou@sussex.ac.uk;

 Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations, and the names of two academic referees.

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