Research Fellow (Repurposing the CRISPR system of Mycobacterium tuberculosis) – AR1861MR
Vacancy Description
School of Biology (Biomedical Sciences Research Complex), Salary: £32,004 per annum, Fixed Term: 12 months, Start: As soon as possible

CRISPR-Cas is a recently discovered prokaryotic adaptive immune system with exciting applications in genome engineering. The CRISPR-Cas system is far more complex than just Cas9, and many fundamental questions about its mechanism remain unresolved.  We wish to recruit a postdoctoral Research Fellow to study the molecular biology of the CRISPR system in the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The successful applicant will ideally have expertise (Industrial or Academic) in molecular biology, microbiology or biochemistry. Experience working with protein:nucleic acid complexes would be an advantage, but training is available.  

The post, which is available immediately, will be for 1 year in the first instance and is funded by the Royal Society. Candidates must hold a PhD or be about to submit one.  You will join a well funded and friendly lab working on aspects of the CRISPR system and DNA repair in new, purpose built laboratories.  

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Malcolm White (e-mail: mfw2@st-andrews.ac.uk).   

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/

Please quote ref: AR1861MR

Closing Date: 20 January 2017

Further Particulars:
AR1861MR FPs.doc  

School of Biology (Biomedical Sciences Research Complex)
Salary: £32,004 per annum           
Fixed Term: 12 months
Start: As soon as possible