Postdoc Position Molecular Biologists/biochemists to Explore Dna Base Modifications and Their Epigenetic Functions

University of Cambridge is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a postdoc position in molecular biology. The funding allows successful candidates to work for 2 years in the first instance. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before November 05, 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

We seek postdoctoral scientists to work with Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian on a Wellcome Trust-funded programme to investigate the epigenetic role of nucleic acid base modifications. This is an interdisciplinary project that encompasses organic and biophysical chemistry, chemical and molecular biology and genomics. See for further information.

We look to appoint outstanding molecular biologists or biochemists to carry out research on how chemically modified bases affect the structure and function of DNA. Part of the investigations will involve a consideration of the chemistry and enzymology of nucleic acids, protein-DNA interactions, chromatin structure and transcription. This will enable us to gain a deeper understanding of epigenetic regulation in normal and disease states using human, mouse and parasite systems along with experimental developmental model systems.

The successful candidate will have a capacity for innovation and creativity. Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team will be important. Experience in working in an interdisciplinary environment, particularly with chemists/chemical biologists would be an advantage.

Candidates should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in a relevant discipline. The positions are available from November 2018 onwards.

Please ensure that you upload a 2-page Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries regarding this post, please contact Jo Lockhart, PA to Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, email:


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