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Research Associate

Lancaster Medical School
Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Sunday 09 December 2018
Interview Date:   Tuesday 18 December 2018
Reference:  A2490

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join our team to investigate the replication stress response in human cells. The position is available for 3 years in the laboratory of Dr Elaine Taylor at Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University, UK, and is funded by North West Cancer Research. Our research group studies the mechanisms that cells use to deal with DNA damage and replication stress, and the importance of these processes for cancer development and treatment (Taylor and Lindsay (2016) Future Oncology). This project will focus on the role of SUMO modification in DNA replication and chromosome segregation.  

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the capacity to manage the day-to-day running of a research project. You are required to hold a PhD in a relevant field, and should have a strong interest in genome instability and cancer biology, along with demonstrable expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques. Experience in the analysis of post-translational modifications and proteomics approaches would be an advantage. 

You will join a top 10-UK university with excellent facilities. Our laboratory, situated in the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, is a friendly research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee. For this post we are happy to give consideration to flexible working practices, including part-time options.

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Dr Elaine Taylor ( for more information. 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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