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Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 per annum (with discretionary range to £54,131)

We are seeking a highly-motivated and experienced Senior Postdoctoral Researcher to work on a research programme aligned to the core interests of Professor Xin Lu’s laboratory in molecular mechanisms of tumour suppression and cellular plasticity. This is an exciting opportunity to take on wider responsibilities and expand your experience of management and supervision.

You will oversee the day to day operational management of Professor Xin Lu’s laboratory at the Old Road Campus Research Building. You will mentor Ludwig wet-lab students and contribute to their supervision along with Professor Xin Lu, actively providing them with guidance and advice as well as hands-on training in the lab. Ensuring the smooth running of the lab in her absence and that the lab continues to meet its strategic aims, you will manage budgets for the lab and will ensure that staff and students are using funds effectively and overseeing purchases.

It is essential that you hold a relevant PhD / DPhil with significant post qualification research experience. You will have a strong publication record, and familiarity with the field, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge of tumour suppression to develop research project and methodologies. You will have experience in supervising staff and/or students and have excellent communications skills.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.  Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years and is funded by the Department.

Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on Friday 9th April 2021.

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