[Arabidopsis] Post-Doc, RNA, Dundee, Scotland.

Gordon Simpson via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by g.g.simpson from dundee.ac.uk)
Thu Oct 20 09:12:52 EST 2011

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

College of Life Sciences, Dundee University

SUBJECT AREA: Arabidopsis Non-Coding RNAs

A postdoc position is available immediately in the group of Gordon =
Simpson at the College of Life Sciences in Dundee, Scotland. The aim of =
this position is to annotate and assign function to non-coding =
Arabidopsis RNAs.

You will be working in a highly international research group that is =
passionate about working with RNA. We combine questions on development =
with state-of-the-art analysis of RNA processing and collaborate with =
other research groups in Dundee focused on computational biology and =
human RNA biology. For more information about the group see: =

The post-holder will deploy RNA Sequencing to a range of Arabidopsis =
mutant backgrounds and to purified RNA-protein complexes. As part of a =
=A31 million BBSRC-funded research programme, the post-holder will work =
closely with a computational biologist who will analyse third generation =
sequence data for ncRNAs. This aspect of the project is a collaboration =
with Geoff Barton=92s group: http://www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk/. Building =
on an ongoing collaboration between the groups, also funded by the BBSRC =
through another grant worth =A31 million, you will join a team with =
leading-edge expertise in this area. Therefore an ability to work well =
in a team is an important requirement of this post and a basic feature =
of Gordon Simpson=92s group.

Training, as required, will be provided in a well-equipped, well-funded =
and supportive environment enabling the successful candidate to extend =
skills and expertise. The College has excellent facilities for all =
aspects of research, including in-house and easily accessible services.

This position is suited for a candidate with a recent PhD and a strong =
background in epigenetics, RNA or Arabidopsis research, with first =
author publications in good scientific journals. The candidate should be =
able to demonstrate an aspiration to move on to an independent faculty =
position after their postdoctoral work.

The position is available immediately and is for 3-years. The starting =
salary is a minimum of Grade 7, point 29 (=A329,099).

Dundee is a centre of excellence in life sciences research and combines =
quality of life with quality of science. It lies close to areas of =
outstanding natural beauty, including large sandy beaches and island and =
mountain wilderness. Rainfall charts show this is one of the most sunny =
& dry places in the UK.

A few facts about The College of Life Sciences at Dundee:

The College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is widely =
recognised as one of Europe=92s most vibrant premier biomedical research =
institutes. Truly global in its reputation, the College of Life Sciences =
is home to a community of over 1,000 researchers and support staff from =
no fewer than 57 different countries.
The University of Dundee ranks 1st in the UK and is one of the top 25 =
Universities in the world for Biological Sciences (by citations) =
according to the QS World University Rankings.
Readers of The Scientist magazine voted the College of Life Sciences the =
best scientific institution in Europe in which to work in 2009, 2010 and =
According to independent analysis of citations per paper over the last =
10 years by Thomson Reuters, Dundee is placed 1st among all European =
Universities in Biology & Biochemistry and 3rd in Molecular Biology and =
The College of Life Sciences won the BBSRC "Excellence with Impact" =
Award for 2011:- "This department was felt by the judges to have =
achieved an extraordinary range of significant impacts from their =
research. The department's research had led to wide ranging and tangible =
achievements of both social and economic benefit. It had an impressive =
number of staff engaged in enterprise activities, and had clearly =
understood how to incentivise, recognise and reward staff for their =
impact activities."

How to Apply:

To apply on-line please visit: www.dundee.ac.uk/jobs. If you are unable =
to apply on-line please contact Human Resources on (01382) 386209 =
(answering machine) for an application pack. Please quote reference =
number LS0115.  Closing Date: 19th November 2011.

The University of Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and =
welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.



Gordon Simpson

Division of Plant Sciences
College of Life Sciences
Dundee University at The James Hutton Institute
g.g.simpson from dundee.ac.uk
44 (0)1382 568772

Cell & Molecular Sciences
The James Hutton Institute
gordon.simpson from hutton.ac.uk
44 (0) 1382 568772

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