Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position open at UCL, London (UK)

UCL – Institute of Healthy Ageing, Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

Salary:£36,770 to £39,843 per annum
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:4th May 2022
Closes:5th June 2022
Job Ref:1884089

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the group of Jürg Bähler to study conserved but unknown proteins associated with cellular ageing in fission yeast. The project will uncover new proteins contributing to the natural diversity in chronological lifespan among wild yeast strains and investigate particular roles played by selected proteins in ageing-associated processes, which could include experiments in turquoise killifish, a new vertebrate ageing model. This research will apply diverse wet and dry approaches, including quantitative genetics, large-scale functional assays as well as cellular and biochemical methods. Information about the Bähler lab is available here:

The post is funded for 4 years in the first instance.

Applicants should have a PhD degree (or PhD examination planned at time of application), a strong research track record, and expertise in a relevant field (e.g. yeast genetics/genomics, cell/molecular biology, biology of ageing). They should be curious, open-minded and highly motivated to pursue research into fundamental biological processes.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Professor Jürg Bähler:

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Biosciences staffing on quoting the vacancy reference number: 1884089.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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