Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship
Department of Chemistry, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA
A fellowship position is available for a period of 3 years, tenable at Oxford University on a project entitled “chemically modified CRISPR systems for improved gene editing.” The aim of the project is to use cutting edge nucleic acid chemistry to radically alter the mechanism by which the CRISPR-Cas9 system functions. Practical applications include precise manipulation of genomic sequence information and imaging of DNA in live cells. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of experienced nucleic acid researchers in an internationally leading chemical biology sub-department.
The successful candidate will be registered for DPhil training while engaged by the University on a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, and will be expected to carry out the above work, regularly producing research summaries for internal use and for external partners and writing drafts of publications. Candidates must possess a first class BSc/MSc degree in Chemistry and should have experience of basic organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Experience in nucleic acid research is not essential.
The EC funding for this position provides for a remuneration starting from £ 37,805 pa. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate applicable to the fellowship. This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country).
Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past three years. Must not already have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years full time research experience.
The start date is subject to discussion; the latest possible date is 15 June 2021.
An application should include a CV, evidence of how you meet the criteria, together with the names and contact details of two referees.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 10 March 2021.
The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.
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