Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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A post-doctoral position funded by the BBSRC is available in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology working within the laboratory of Dr Paolo D'Avino, to undertake a research project investigating the regulation and function of the midbody by phosphorylation (see Capalbo et al., 2019, Nature Communications, 10:4513; and D'Avino and Capalbo, 2016, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 53:57-63).

Candidates should have a PhD and a track record of success in molecular and cellular biology research. Considerable experience in human cell culture, molecular biology, CRISPR gene editing, microscopy, and affinity purification coupled with mass spectrometry is essential. Experience in computational biology (i.e., network and database construction and analysis) would be an advantage.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills is required. Other duties/responsibilities include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, and assisting in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research projects. For more information about the laboratory please visit:

Fixed-term: The post is available for three years starting from the 1st September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter and subject to a probationary period.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

The deadline for applications is 3rd July 2022. Interviews will take place week commencing 11th July 2022. Informal queries should be directed to Dr Paolo D'Avino,

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Please quote reference PK31648 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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