Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ref 3240

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term 
Reference: 3240
Salary: Starting from £32,548 and rising to £38,833 depending on research experience
Placed on: 23 May 2018 
Closing date: 22 June 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: As soon as available

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.

The Genome Damage and Stability Centre ( 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.

  • A Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society funded postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr Kok-Lung (Chris) in Genome Damage and Stability Centre until 31st of July 2019 in the first instance.
  • Candidates are expected to investigate the interplay of DNA replication and mitosis to understand the process of chromosome segregation.
  • The successful applicant will be conscientious, hardworking, and will have experience of working within a multidisciplinary team. Applicants must have a relevant PhD, proven experience in mammalian cell biology, and preferably proven skills in molecular biology and imaging.
  • An overview of research in the Chan lab can be found at Applications, including full CV, should be sent to, and further information can be obtained informally from Kok-Lung (Chris) Chan (

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

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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