Postdoctoral Researcher (maternity cover)

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Department of Oncology to perform research within the Chromosome Integrity Group, within the CRUK-MRC Institute for Radiation Oncology, the main aim of which is to understand how genome stability is maintained in response to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs).The position will be part of an active research team, run by Dr Timothy Humphrey. A particular focus of this role will be to perform research to further characterise the mechanisms by which genome stability is maintained in response to DSBs, using the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, as a model organism, and to take ongoing projects through to publication.The position will be available for up to six months, in the first instance, thereby providing maternity cover for a postdoctoral researcher. The successful candidate will be expected to work both independently and as part of a team, to have regular meetings with their supervisor, and to present their work at regular lab meetings.The successful applicant will hold a PhD in biology, molecular biology or related science and will be highly competent in standard molecular biological techniques. A background in analysis of DNA repair and in fission yeast biology would be advantageous.This position is offered as a full-time 6-month contract.All applicants must complete an application form and submit a CV and supporting statement.The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 28 April 2017.

Closing Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:00
Organisation: 
CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation and Oncology
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