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A postdoctoral position is available immediately within the group of Prof Mark C. Field at the University of Dundee. The researcher will be expected to perform studies on the composition and function of vacuolar protein targeting in the protozoan Trypanosoma brucei as part of a program of work into transport and drug sensitivity and funded by the Wellcome Trust. The ideal candidate will have interests in eukaryotic cell biology and evolution, with an emphasis on protein trafficking. Informal inquiries are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants should provide two letters of recommendation as well as relevant resume/CV and a personal statement. Appointment will be until 30th September 2022 in the first instance.
- A PhD in a relevant area (trafficking, parasitology)
- Knowledge of intracellular trafficking pathways
- Tissue culture at category two/three level
- Molecular biology and recombinant DNA manipulation
- Phylogenetics, comparative genomics
- Light microscopy and immunufluorescence
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work in a team as well as independently
- Understanding of large proteomics datasets and statistics
- Protein chemistry
- Skills with image processing software (Omera, Photoshop)
Appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Grade 7 salary scale is dependent upon you having been awarded a PhD. An appointment may be considered if you are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD. The initial appointment will be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 28, £31,866).
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