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Research Associate

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
31,604 Per year
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Role Description

A three-year MRC-funded research position is available in the laboratory of Dr Dawn Coverley in the Department of Biology at the University of York. It will investigate the function of the CIZ1 protein in DNA replication-coupled events related to maintenance of epigenetic landscape in normal mammalian cells.

You will have a PhD and experience of molecular cell biology and/or biochemistry techniques and familiarity with technical approaches related to RNA biology. You will have proven your ability to conduct individual and collaborative research projects by generating high quality research data, with strong evidence of conversion to publishable outputs. Duties will include design and execution of experimentation using appropriate research techniques and methods, analysis and interpretation of research data, writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminars and conference presentations. You will also contribute to the smooth running of a molecular cell biology research laboratory, and be willing to mentor and to transfer your skills and knowledge to research students at all levels. 

Technical skills will include a combination of some or all of the following; sub-nuclear fractionation, protein complex isolation, proteomics, RNA isolation, chromatin immuno-precipitation, immunofluorescence microscopy and image analysis, molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture. Your personal attributes will include a proactive, enthusiastic and ambitious approach to the work, coupled with a collaborative attitude.

Interview date Monday 12th March 2018.

If you have any queries about this role please contact Dawn Coverley ( or

Athena Swan Gold

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