Department of Biochemistry University of Oxford Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QU

Tel: +44 (0)1865 613200
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chromosome Segregation

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to characterize unconventional kinetoplastid kinetochore proteins in the laboratory of Dr Bungo Akiyoshi. Research in the Akiyoshi lab is aimed at understanding the mechanism of chromosome segregation in eukaryotes. Our focus is on the kinetochore, a multi-protein complex that assembles onto centromeric DNA and interacts with spindle microtubules. The aim of the project is to characterize one or more kinetoplastid kinetochore proteins in Trypanosoma brucei using a variety of techniques including cell biology, biochemistry, and biophysics.

Applicants should possess a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject and must have proven expertise in protein biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics, or structural biology. In addition, candidates are expected to have a high impact first author publication or preprint, and be proficient in molecular biology. You must also be highly motivated and interested in chromosome segregation and have the ability to run the project independently. In addition, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to write for publication and present research proposals and results.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by Wellcome Trust for up to 2 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU.

This position is graded on the University's Grade 7 scale, for which the salary range is £31,604 - £38,833 per annum. The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

For further general information, phone (01865) 613204, quoting reference number 135703

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 20th August 2018, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN award. The Department of Biochemistry is strongly committed to equality and valuing diversity and we operate a flexible working policy for all staff. The Department holds a departmental Silver Athena award in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for both men and women.

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