The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Methyltransferases to join Professor Yang Shi’s research group to investigate newly identified RNA m6A methyltransferases. This is an exciting opportunity to join the world-leading institute.
As Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Methyltransferases, you will investigate newly identified RNA m6A methyltransferases using biochemical, molecular and genetic approaches to investigate their functions and mechanisms of action in both cell lines and model organisms. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, including small scale project management and co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will use your expertise to supervise and train junior staff in chromatin and cancer biology. You will interpret results and present them to senior members of the group and Prof Shi. You will communicate with Prof Shi and other members of the group as required, ensuring that they are kept fully up to date with progress and any difficulties in the research project. You will work towards publishing your findings in international journals and representing the group at meetings.
You will have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and previous laboratory experience relevant to the project, as well as a significant background in RNA biochemistry. It is essential that you have a strong publication record for career stage, such as first-author publications in internationally recognised journals and a good attention to detail. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
This post is fixed term for 3 years and is funded by the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.
Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on 16th December 2020.