Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cell Biology University of Oxford, Department of Biochemistry United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cell Biology

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience in cell biology to join the newly established CRUK-funded group of Dr Ian Gibbs-Seymour in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford. The group investigates the mechanisms of how post-translational signalling controls DNA repair and genome stability. As a newly established group, this is a rare opportunity to play an integral role within a small team of researchers in a clinically-important and fast-moving field of biology. To address our research aims, we use a range of cutting-edge biochemical, cellular and genetic approaches, including microscopy, mouse models, proteomics and CRISPR/Cas9 screening, which are supported both by the world-class facilities in the Department of Biochemistry and broader Oxford research environment. The successful candidate will join one of a number of projects in the laboratory, using mechanistic cell biology to delineate the function of recently published and unpublished DNA repair factors that we’ve discovered.


Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil, using cell biology as a core activity. A strong and proven background in mammalian cell biology including CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing is essential. You will have experience in fluorescence microscopy or cellular biochemistry together with experience in molecular biology techniques. You should provide evidence of your research output by documentation of your publication record, either published or shortly forthcoming. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a research team are essential. It would advantageous, though not essential, if applicants have relevant experience in either genome stability and DNA repair, ubiquitin/ubiquitin-like modifiers, cell cycle, DNA replication or chromatin biology.


This full-time fixed-term post is funded by CRUK for up to 2 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.


The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.


For more information please visit: For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ian Gibbs-Seymour (


To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 25 March 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.


Contact Person : HR Officer

Vacancy ID : 139560

Contact Phone : 01865 613204

Closing Date : 25-Mar-2019

Contact Email :

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