Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Single Molecule Imaging of Chromatin Replication

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Single Molecule Imaging of Chromatin Replication

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford and Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Single Molecule Imaging of Chromatin Replication.

This post is available for up to 3 years in the first instance.

In this project, the Postdoctoral Research Assistant will investigate the molecular mechanisms of chromatin replication using single-molecule imaging, biochemical and biophysical approaches. The project aims to uncover how specific epigenetic marks and histone variants affect nucleosome dynamics during DNA replication. Please see the Job Description for further details of the role.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the project and project planning in consultation with the PI and other members of the group. You will be expected to communicate your research at internal and external meetings and to collaborate in the preparation of scientific papers and reports.

Applicants should possess (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field. The research requires experience in the production of recombinant proteins and a range of biochemical and biophysical approaches to study proteins and their interactions. Please see the Selection Criteria for further details.

Previous experience in the field of protein-DNA interactions or single- molecule imaging will be an advantage.

The post holder will have the opportunity to teach. This may include small group teaching and tutoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Dominika Gruszka. (

Only applications received before midday 30 September 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a letter of application/supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 159719 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 30-Sep-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Salary (£) : £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

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