University College London (UCL)

Research Fellow (BBSRC funded)

University College London

London, United Kingdom

MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology


Research Fellow (BBSRC funded)

Full Time :

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 – £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

This project, which is part of a larger goal in the lab to better understand the origins of the eukaryotic cell division cycle, will involve using molecular genetics, biochemistry, microscopy and super-resolution live imaging at 75°C to study chromosome segregation and cell division in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius. The successful candidate will be working together with other members of the archaeal team in the Baum and Henriques labs at the LMCB.

The position is available from around July 2019 until early March 2020.

A BSc and PhD in Life Sciences are essential for this role. Given the limited duration of the project, we expect the successful candidate to hold a have experience in molecular genetics, live cell imaging, and quantitative image analysis, with a view to applying these tools to the study of archaea. Experience studying archaea or cell division in bacteria will be considered an advantage.

The appointment will be full time on UCL Grade 7 (£35,328 to £42,701 per annum inclusive of London Allowance). If the PhD has not yet been awarded, the appointment will be made at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 – £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1811159. For further information please contact Lucy Newman, ( ). If you have queries regarding the position please contact Professor Buzz Baum ( ).

Closing Date: 23/8/2019

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

Interview Date: TBC

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