University of Dundee

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (maternity leave cover)

Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression
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Closing Date: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Grade 7 (£32,817 - £40,322)

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 60 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

We are recruiting for an experienced individual to join us as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant within the Rasmussen Lab. This position is available from April 2021 to cover a period of maternity leave which will last up to 6 months.

The Rasmussen lab is investigating the role of DNA methylation in gene regulation and blood diseases by using a combination of genomics, proteomics and gene editing in hematopoietic cells. You will join the group and contribute to on-going research within the laboratory. The exact work tasks will be defined based on your previous research experience.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications

We are looking for experience within one or more of the following areas:

  • Protein expression and purification (E. Coli)
  • CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mammalian cells
  • Chromatin immunoprecipitation and sequencing
  • Biochemical characterisation (Structure-function)
  • Computational analysis of next-gen sequencing datasets

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The position is full-time and available for up to 6-months fixed term (Maternity Leave Cover). Salary will be between £32,817 - £36,914, depending on experience.

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. In this case, the initial appointment would be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 25 - 28, £29,176 - £31,866).

For further information about this position please contact Kasper Rasmussen at To find out more about the Rasmussen Lab please visit

Additional Information:

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, we’re close to both the train and bus stations. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.