Funded Postdoctoral Positions

We are seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on our Wellcome Trust grant.

Previous applicants need not apply

Research Associate - Chemist/Chemical Biologist to study DNA base modifications and their epigenetic functions (Fixed term)


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance and are available from February 2019 onwards.

We seek a postdoctoral scientist to work with Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian on a Wellcome Trust-funded programme to investigate the epigenetic role of chemically modified nucleic acid bases. This is an interdisciplinary project that encompasses organic and biophysical chemistry, chemical and molecular biology and genomics. See https://www.balasubramanian.co.uk for further information.

We look to appoint a chemist or chemical biologist to carry out research on how chemically modified bases affect the structure and function of DNA. The investigations will involve a consideration of the chemistry and enzymology of nucleic acids, protein-DNA interactions, chromatin structure and transcription. This will enable us to gain a deeper understanding of epigenetic regulation in normal and disease states using human, mouse and parasite models.

The successful candidate will have a capacity for innovation and creativity. Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team will be important. Experience in nucleic acid chemistry and working in an interdisciplinary environment with molecular/cell biologists or biochemists would be an advantage.

Candidates should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in a relevant discipline.

Only candidates who apply through the University's on-line Web Recruitment System will be considered.  Please see further details http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/19727/. Please ensure that you upload a 2-page Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the Upload section of the online application. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 24th January 2019

For queries regarding this post quoting reference MA17558, please contact Jo Lockhart, PA to Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, email: BalasubramanianRecruitment@ch.cam.ac.uk

Research Associate - Molecular biologists/biochemists to explore DNA base modifications and their epigenetic functions (Fixed Term)


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance and are available from February 2019 onwards.

We seek a postdoctoral scientist to work with Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian on a Wellcome Trust-funded programme to investigate the epigenetic role of nucleic acid base modifications. This is an interdisciplinary project that encompasses organic and biophysical chemistry, chemical and molecular biology and genomics. See https://www.balasubramanian.co.uk for further information.

We look to appoint a molecular biologist or biochemist to carry out research on how chemically modified bases affect the structure and function of DNA. The investigations will involve a consideration of the chemistry and enzymology of nucleic acids, protein-DNA interactions, chromatin structure and transcription. This will enable us to gain a deeper understanding of epigenetic regulation in normal and disease states using human, mouse and parasite models.

The successful candidate will have a capacity for innovation and creativity. Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team will be important. Experience in working in an interdisciplinary environment, particularly with chemists/chemical biologists would be an advantage.

Candidates should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in a relevant discipline.

Only candidates who apply through the University's on-line Web Recruitment System will be considered.  Please see further details http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/19728. Please ensure that you upload a 2-page Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the Upload section of the online application. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 24th January 2019

For queries regarding this post quoting reference MA17561, please contact Jo Lockhart, PA to Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, email: BalasubramanianRecruitment@ch.cam.ac.uk