Postdoctoral Research Assistant
- Main Site
- Mile End
- QMUL Faculty
- Science & Engineering
- Org 1
- Science & Engineering
- Org 2
- Biological & Chemical Science
- Org 3
- Biological & Chemical Sciences
- Full Time / Part Time
- Full Time
School of Biological
& Chemical Sciences
We are seeking a Postdoctoral
Research Assistant (PDRA), who can combine cell and computational biology approaches
to study how human cells ensure the accurate segregation of chromosomes. The
PDRA will explore outer-kinetochore protein regulation and function using
Super-resolution and Deconvolution microscopy tools. The PDRA will work in the Draviam laboratory
and interact closely with other cell division and cytoskeletal research groups
in the building including the Thorpe, Caudron, Palacios and Subramaniam
The ideal candidate
will have a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology or Computational biology
fields. Extensive experience in
microscopy and molecular biology techniques are expected. Some experience in
computational or biochemistry techniques would be valuable but not essential. Candidates will be supported to put forward post-doctoral
research fellowship applications.
(CIN) is a hallmark of cancers and can arise from errors in the process of
chromosome-microtubule attachment. However, the precise molecular reasons for
CIN remain unclear. This interdisciplinary project will combine cell and
molecular biology techniques with either biochemistry or computational tools to
study chromosome-microtubule attachments. The candidate will create fluorescent
marker cell lines and track biochemical changes at the attachment site to
understand how cells distinguish immature versus mature attachments.
Identifying how cells distinguish immature versus mature attachments is
expected to shed light on CIN preventing mechanisms.
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of
ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history,
we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence.
And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply
‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual
brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we
do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and
perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave
per annum (pro-rata for fixed-term posts), a season ticket loan scheme and
access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development
opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and
family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements,
and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in
our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments
will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a
disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates
wishing to work flexibly.
apply for the role, please click the link below.
date for applications is 27 June 2020. Interviews
are expected to be held shortly thereafter.
The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences holds a Silver Athena
SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing
women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term
absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and
for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN
principles we strongly encourage applications from women.
Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
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