LocationLocation:
Chelsea (London)
DepartmentDepartment:
Cancer Biology
Salary Details:Salary Details:
Salary Range: £40,107 - £42,402 per annum
Contract:Contract:
Fixed term
Contract Length:Contract Length:
3 years
External Advertising End Date
06 Feb 2023

Key Information

Salary: Dependent on relevant Postdoctoral experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review. If the candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, the starting salary will be at  £34,344 until the successful completion of their viva.

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term for 3 years

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time)

Closing Date:  5th February 2023

Job Details

Under the leadership of Dr Max Douglas, a postdoctoral research scientist position is available within the Telomere Biology Team at the Institute of Cancer Research, based in the heart of central London.

Telomeres allow eukaryotic cells to distinguish the ends of linear chromosomes from double strand breaks and protect them from repair processes and DNA damage. Defective telomeres are observed in essentially all incidents of cancer and are thought to be a major driver of tumorigenesis.

The Telomere Biology Team, led by Dr Max Douglas in the ICR Division of Cancer Biology, aims to understand how these fascinating structures are replicated and processed each cell cycle, and how these steps are regulated in time and space.

We seek a postdoctoral research scientist to develop an innovative research project examining how chromatin is replicated at telomeres. You will join an enthusiastic and collaborative group analysing DNA replication and the biology of telomeres using a multidisciplinary approach that employs in vitro assays (see for example Douglas et al, Nature 2018) including a reconstituted system for human DNA replication. Candidates with a background in biochemistry or experience working with single-particle cryo-EM are strongly encouraged to apply. You will be given opportunities to use your own initiative and to work in collaboration with others.

General information on The ICR Post Doc's can be found here.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a biological science such as molecular cell biology, biochemistry or biophysics. Experience with biochemistry or structural biology is desirable.

The ICR has a workforce agreement stating that Postdoctoral Training Fellows can only be employed for up  to 7 years as PDTF at the ICR, providing total postdoctoral experience (including previous employment at this level elsewhere) does not exceed 10 years

 

Department/Directorate Information:

The Telomere Biology team  is part of the ICR division of Cancer Biology

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role.For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Max Douglas via Email on [email protected]

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you'll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

 

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.


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