Research Fellow

United Kingdom
Jan 29, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The successful candidate will join the laboratory of Dr. Zoe Walters, who has an on-going programme of research in the area of regulation of histone modifications in paediatric cancers. The successful applicant will utilise molecular biology techniques to evaluate the role of the Polycomb Repressive Complex (PRC2) in paediatric rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS).

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a biological sciences subject, with skills in molecular biology techniques and evidence of independent research. In addition to technical knowledge and skills, you should be enthusiastic and motivated with excellent written and oral communication skills, capable of delivering accurate, timely research tasks. Experience of human tissue culture and molecular biology techniques including chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) are desirable. Skills in computing and bioinformatics, as well as handling large-scale data sets would be an advantage.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

You will join the academic unit of Human Development and Health: Which focuses on world leading research into human development and the mechanisms that underlie its impact on health and disease. In addition you will work closely with research partners at The Institute of Cancer Research, London.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and potential applicants who wish to discuss this post are invited to contact Dr Zoe Walters.


Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 966918AF on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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