Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

John Innes Centre (JIC)

Norwich, United Kingdom

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join a collaborative project on R-loop function in histone modification inheritance. They will work for the first ~ one year with Dr Julian Sale at MRC LMB, Cambridge and then relocate to the Dean Laboratory at the John Innes Centre, Norwich.

Candidates with substantial postdoctoral experience will be considered for the Senior Postdoctoral Researcher post, at grade SC5. Candidates at an earlier stage in their career will be considered for the Postdoctoral Researcher post, at grade SC6.

The role

The post-holder will independently drive forward a research project analysing the role of a specific R-loop sequence at the Arabidopsis FLC gene in transcription-replication stalling. They will define the important chromatin/RNA structures in mammalian DT40 cells and then transfer this understanding to the plant system. The post-holder will also help manage other related projects in the Dean Lab. They will represent Professor Dean at international meetings and work closely with collaborators from the University of Oxford.

The ideal candidate

Candidates should possess a PhD in Molecular Biology (SC5 and SC6) and previous experience of successful scientific management (SC5). The successful candidate will be passionate about their science and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as experience of delivering scientific presentations and seminars. To be considered for this post, candidates should have good knowledge of R-loop biology/chromatin structures (SC5), co-transcriptional regulation and ideally have some experience with imaging.

Additional information

Appointments made at Postdoctoral Researcher level (SC6) will attract an annual salary of £31,250 – £38,100. Appointments made at Senior Postdoctoral Researcher level (SC5) will attract an annual salary of £39,150 – £47,850. Salaries are dependent on qualifications and experience.

This is a fulltime post for a period of 3 years in the first instance.

To apply, please visit our web site For further information please contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1003569. Informal enquiries can be made to Caroline Dean at

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity. As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. The John Innes Centre is also proud to hold a Gold Award from Athena SWAN and is a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The first closing date for applications will be December 10th 2018, but the post will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.