Research Fellows in Genome Stability and Human Disease Ref: 9174

School/department: School of Life Sciences / Genome Damage and Stability Centre
Hours: Full time, Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 3 years
Reference: 9174
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 22 August 2022
Closing date: 30 Sept 2022 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex is at the forefront of research in the UK. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2021), 100% of our Impact cases in Biological Sciences and Chemistry were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The School has received substantial recent University investment and is embarking on an exciting and extensive, muti-million pound refurbishment and improvement project.

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.

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Prof. Keith W. Caldecott, to investigate mechanisms of human DNA single-strand break repair, their relationship to human neurological disease, and their possible exploitation for disease therapy. For initial informal enquiries, please write to Keith at k.w.caldecott@sussex.ac.uk. For more information on the Caldecott lab, please visit,

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/caldecottlab/
and
https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/explore-our-research/biological-sciences/gene-hunters

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 at k.w.caldecott@sussex.ac.uk before applying.

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. [Optional

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.

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

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 9174) (PDF 234KB)

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How to apply

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