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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604-38,832 per year
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Role Description

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to join the Jack Birch Unit based in the Department of Biology at the University of York, funded by the BBSRC. This will form the cell/molecular component of a collaborative project, working closely with an informatics team based at University College London.

The main purpose of the role is to conduct high quality research under the supervision of senior colleagues on a project that will use advanced molecular and cell biological skills to tackle the controversial subject of tissue stem cells by examining how cell phenotype at the molecular level is regulated by positional niche.  You will contribute to the production of research output and assist with the development of the research programme, including contributing to the building of a strong collaboration between the different internal and external team members, analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations.

You will have a strong first degree in Molecular Cell Biology or related subject and a PhD in a subject relevant to understanding human cell and tissue biology at a molecular level, which could include epigenetics. You should be knowledgeable and experienced in the planning, conduct, analysis, validation and publication of high quality research, evidenced by publication.  You should be enthusiastic and have the organisation skills to help co-ordinate a cross-site, multi-disciplinary team.

This is a full time position and the project is funded for 36 months.

The post is offered in the Grade 6 scale of £31,604 to £38,832 per annum.

If you have further enquiries, please contact Professor Jenny Southgate on telephone number: +44 (0)1904 328705 or email: For an alternative contact please email

Closing date: 22 March 2018

Interview date: To be confirmed

Vacancy reference: 6443

Athena Swan Gold

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