Research Fellow in Genome Stability and Human Disease Ref 8285

School/department: The Genome Damage and Stability Centre (GDSC), School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time or part time considered up to 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term until 30 April 2025
Reference: 8285
Salary: Starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 10 May 2022
Closing date: 06 June 2022, Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible


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 (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/gdsc/), 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.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Keith W. Caldecott, to work on mechanisms of human DNA single-strand break repair, their relationship to human neurological disease, and their possible exploitation for disease therapeutics.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and 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 is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences.

Applications to posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers are welcome.

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 Keith Caldecott (k.w.caldecott@sussex.ac.uk) before applying.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

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

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8285 [PDF 134.69KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code however to meet the minimum salary requirement this is dependent on the salary you are offered and/or whether you are eligible for tradeable points. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.


How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] 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.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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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