利兹大学（University of Leeds），是一所位于英国利兹的公立综合研究型大学，是世界百强名校、英国红砖大学。
Research Fellow in Molecular Biology
University of Leeds
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in molecular biology or molecular immunology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?
We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual interested in undertaking a 6-month postdoctoral project in the laboratory of Dr. Joan Boyes to develop an assay to predict disease progression in BCP-ALL. The project builds on our previous findings that errors in V(D)J recombination underpin mutations in BCP-ALL (Kirkham et al., Molecular Cell, 2019). The post-holder will optimise an assay to detect and quantify the levels and properties of a putative biomarker to determine if such biomarkers are a reliable means to predict disease progression. The project will require complex and intricate molecular biology techniques to be performed in a highly reproducible and quantitative way as well as the ability to independently devise improved strategies based on the data obtained. Presentation of the assimilated data to collaborators in other UK universities will be required.
For this role, you should have a PhD (or close to completion) in Molecular Biology or Molecular Immunology with hands on experience in digital PCR and the generation of libraries for next generation sequencing, together with extensive knowledge of the mechanisms by which erroneous V(D)J recombination lead to cancer.
The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020. We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr. Joan Boyes, Associate Professor
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3147
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute: School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 p.a.
Due to funding limitations, it is unlikely an appointment will be made above £37,099
Working Time: 100% - We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 months - Due to funding limitations, the appointment needs to commence in January 2024.)
Release Date: Wednesday 08 November 2023
Closing Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023