Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Research Associate position at University College London (UCL), London, UK


A Wellcome Trust funded full time Research Associate position is available in the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at University College London. The project will be carried out in the laboratory of Dr Jonathan Chubb and will be for three years in the first instance. The laboratory uses innovative imaging technologies to observe the transcription firing of single genes in living cells (eLife 5:13051, Curr.Biol. 16: 1018-25, PNAS 109:7350). Their goals are to understand the mechanisms of transcription, and how noisy transcription is regulated and integrated into robust cellular and developmental decisions.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be from £33,686 to £40,716 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The project provides an excellent opportunity to start out and develop a career niche in gene regulation and cellular decision-making. The Chubb laboratory is embedded in a world-class working environment offering remarkable opportunities for stimulating scientific exchange and professional development.

Candidates are expected to be scientists who have a PhD degree (or are about to be awarded one) and a track record of research in a relevant area of the life and/or physical sciences. Of particular interest are applicants with a background in imaging and quantitative image analysis, with PhDs in physics or other quantitative sciences.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent on having been awarded a PhD. If this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,485 - £31,091 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

For enquiries and further information about the post contact Dr Jonathan Chubb and enquiries about the application process should be directed to Ione Karney.

Job Ref: 1581385
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Closing Date: 22. October 2016

(posted 19. September, 2016)


Two Postdoctoral fellowships at Texas A&M University


Two postdoctoral fellowships are available to study chemorepulsion signal transduction pathways in Dictyostelium cells and human neutrophils at Texas A&M University. In addition to elucidating the relatively poorly understood mechanism of chemorepulsion, this work may impact our understanding of mechanisms such as the resolution of inflammation and the spread of glioma cells. If desired, the training will allow students with experience in Dictyostelium to additionally gain experience with Monte Carlo calculations, work with other human innate immune system cells such as monocytes and macrophages, work with mouse models of lung injury, and help develop potential therapeutics for neutrophil-driven diseases such as venous and pressure ulcers and acute respiratory distress syndrome, where neutrophil chemorepellents could be used to prevent neutrophils from entering and/or drive neutrophils out of a site of acute inflammation.

For background, please see:
Phillips, J.E. and Gomer, R.H. (2012). A secreted protein is an endogenous chemorepellant in Dictyostelium discoideum. PNAS, 109, 10990-10995.
Herlihy, S.E., Pilling, D., Maharjan, A.S., and Gomer, R.H. (2013). Dipeptidyl-peptidase IV is a neutrophil chemorepellent. J. Immunology, 190, 6468-6477.

If you are interested, please contact Richard Gomer.

Richard Gomer
Thomas Powell '62 Professor of Biology
Texas A&M University
ILSB MS 3474
301 Old Main Drive
College Station, TX 77843-3474
979 458 5745

(posted July 31, 2016)



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