Senior Group Leader Position

The Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology is seeking outstanding scientists for independent research group leader positions at senior levels. Successful candidates will have an impressive, established track record and a compelling vision for independent research in the broad area of cell and molecular biology. Although research excellence is our primary criterion, we particularly encourage applicants with expertise in RNA biology, developmental systems, or with demonstrable links to medicine or the physical sciences.

For further information please visit our recruitment page: http://www.wcb.ed.ac.uk/recruitment

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  31 MARCH 2019

 

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Welcome to Cell Biology

The Centre for Cell Biology is one of fifteen UK-based Wellcome Trust Centres, three of which are in Scotland. We were granted full Centre status by the Wellcome Trust in 2001, the year that the draft human genome was published.

Our mission is to play a significant part of the scientific global endeavour aimed at understanding living systems at the molecular level, making discoveries that advance knowledge of normal and abnormal cell function.

We currently specialise in the following areas: 1) the synthesis, processing, localisation and degradation of RNA; 2) epigenetic control of chromosome function; 3) mechanisms of cell growth & duplication; 4) the rules that govern cellular architecture.

Our research is “investigator-led”; in other words, the Centre’s scientific progress depends on the ingenuity and curiosity of its research group leaders, each of whom follows their own instincts.

Dónal O’Carroll to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

On Friday 1 March 2019, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) announced that Dónal O’Carroll is one of 62 new fellows who will be inducted in May 2019.

He will join the existing Fellowship of over 1600 individuals who have a diverse breadth of knowledge and experience in areas including business, science, creative arts, health, technology, law, public engagement and international development.  They give their time and expertise for free to support the RSE in delivering its mission of ‘knowledge made useful’.

Jean Beggs Awarded RNA Society 2018 Life Time Achievement Award

It has been announced that Jean Beggs is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the RNA Society.  This will be formally awarded at the RNA Society meeting in Berkley, California, USA, in May-June 2018. The award recognises her work on yeast splicing and transcription and her contribution to the understanding of the yeast splicing machinery.