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Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 (with a discretionary range to £44,706 per annum)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist with experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and epigenetics to join the research groups of Professor Skirmantas Kriaucionis and Professor Stefan Constantinescu at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

You will be responsible for designing and performing research work using E.coli, mammalian cell culture, primary clinical samples and in vitro experiments, and interpreting results and presenting them in laboratory meetings. You will supervise and train junior staff and operate laboratory equipment used for all aspects of cell/molecular biology/chemistry. You will participate in and contribute directly to scientific discussions with other members of the research group and collaborators on the project and maintain accurate and up-to-date records in electronic lab notebooks.

It is essential that you hold a PhD (or close to completion) in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline and have a background in chromatin function or haematological cancers. You will have knowledge of the standard laboratory techniques for molecular and cell biology and biochemistry, and have first author publication(s) in internationally recognised journals. You will be highly organised, have excellent attention to detail and be able to work to meet tight deadlines. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills and have experience communicating results clearly and logically as part of a diverse research team.

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 Institute.

Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 6 December 2021


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