Postdoctoral Research Fellow, RNA Therapeutics

Surrey, United Kingdom
£34,308 to £37,474 per annum
03 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Microbial Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £34,308 to £37,474 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 24 March 2023
Reference: 010723
Duration: 13 months
Start date: 1 May 2023 or upon agreement 

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the group of Prof. André Gerber to study the role of untranslated regions (UTRs) of mRNAs in timing gene expression in human cells. Hence, the postholder will apply recently developed RNA-affinity purification methods to functionally characterise RNA-binding protein complexes with global and specific means and cell-based assays. At the end, we aim to improve UTRs for RNA therapeutic applications. The project is funded and performed in collaboration with a leading European biotech company in RNA Therapeutics, providing the unique opportunity to work at the interface of academic and applied biotech research.

We are seeking an enthusiastic scientist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field. Extensive experience with protein and RNA techniques, excellent molecular biology skills and significant knowledge and interest in gene expression control is essential. Experience with genomics or proteomics tools as well as bioinformatics/computational biology is a plus. Good communication skills are essential, and we expect the applicants have published (or about to publish) in peer-reviewed journals.

We offer to work in a small international team of highly motivated scientists where you are encouraged to develop your own ideas. Our laboratory is located at the leafy campus of the University of Surrey close to London. The University of Surrey is internationally recognized for its research in RNA and systems biology and the candidate can further engage with internal and external collaborations. Besides competitive salaries, we 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 ( 

Further details:    Job Description    

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£33,314) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£34,308).

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