Research Fellow in Biochemistry ref 4025

chool/department:  School of Life Sciences, Biochemistry and Biomedicine subject group.
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term from 1 October 2020 until 31 December 2021 (possibility of short extension beyond this).
Reference:  4025
Salary: starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  29 June 2020
Closing date:  30 July 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 1 October 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.

We wish to appoint a Research Fellow, to work alongside a current part-time Research Fellow, on a well-established project studying the function and post-transcriptional control of a cell cycle regulator involved in B cell growth regulation by the cancer-associated Epstein-Barr virus.

The project is funded by the Medical Research council until the end of 2021, but a small extension may be possible. You will join the friendly and dedicated team of Prof Michelle West in the Biochemistry and Biomedicine subject group in the School of Life Sciences

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 encouraged to make informal contact with Prof Michelle West ( before applying.

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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. Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to 

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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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