Research Fellow in Ribonucleic Acid Biology

Guildford, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £33,199
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Biosciences & Medicine

Location:      Guildford
Salary:      £32,236 to £33,199
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Sunday 28 July 2019

Duration: 36 months
Start date: 1st October 2019

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the group of Prof. André Gerber to investigate the role of recently discovered ‘unconventional’ RNA-binding proteins in the cellular stress response. In particular, we aim to elucidate the dynamic association and functions of RNA-binding metabolic enzymes for cellular adaptation to environmental stresses.

Therefore, the post holder will combine global approaches (e.g. RNA-seq, proteomics) with classical biochemical, genetic and cell-biological methods in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (e.g. Matia-Gonzalez et al. 2015, NSMB, 22, 1027).

We are seeking an innovative and highly-motivated scientist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology or related field. Extensive experience of protein and RNA techniques, excellent molecular biology skills and significant knowledge of gene expression is essential. Previous experience with genomics, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics/computational biology is a great plus. Good communication skills are essential as participation in national and international collaborations is expected; and applicants should have published (or be about to publish) in peer-reviewed journals.

We offer to work in an international team of highly-motivated scientists where you are encouraged to develop your own ideas. Our laboratory is located at the beautiful campus of the University of Surrey, a top 10 UK University close to London. The University of Surrey is internationally recognized for its research in RNA and Systems Biology and the candidate could engage in internal and external collaborations. We also provide a generous benefits package including final salary pension scheme, relocation provision, and access to world-class leisure facilities.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. André Gerber (

To apply please complete the application process, ensuring you include a cover letter, CV and the names of at least two references.

Deadline for application is 28th July 2019.

Interviews will start early August until the post is filled.

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