Senior Research Group Leader Position
The Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology (WCB) is a world-renowned research centre in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Located in the vibrant city of Edinburgh, the WCB’s mission is to make ground-breaking discoveries that bridge the knowledge gap between genotype and cellular phenotype in health and disease. The Centre has an outstanding track record in discovering fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie nuclear organisation, genome packaging and transmission, chromatin states and their interplay with RNA biology. The WCB offers a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters interaction and collaboration. We are equipped with state-of-the art facilities and instrumentation for molecular and cellular biological research, including core support in microscopy, bioinformatics, proteomics and structural biology.
The WCB is seeking outstanding established scientists for independent research group leader positions at senior levels. Successful candidates will have an impressive 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 more information about the WCB see: www.wcb.ed.ac.uk.
Informal enquiries are welcome to David Tollervey (Centre Director) or Adele Marston (Deputy Director) via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please send a CV, a 2 page research proposal and the names of three academic referees to .
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 March 2019
The WCB is committed to equality and diversity. The School of Biological Sciences currently holds an Athena Swan silver award.
Postdoctoral Research Positions
Vacancies are advertised in the appropriate media source and on the University jobs webpage: http://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/jobs.
Details about projects, information about the application process, funding and application deadlines can be found on the School of Biological Sciences webpages:
List of PhD projects offered by group leaders in the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology
Dr P Voigt, Dr G Sanguinetti
|*EASTBIO* A quantitative approach to understanding regulation of developmental genes by bivalent promoters|
|Dr P Heun, Dr J Arulanandam||*EASTBIO* Dissecting centromere identity and epigenetic inheritance|
|Prof D Tollervey, Dr T Ly||*EASTBIO* Dynamic changes in the RNA-protein interactome during stress, development and disease|
|Dr D Cheerambathur, Prof K G Storey||*EASTBIO* Investigating the role of chromosome segregation machinery during neuronal morphogenesis|
|Prof H Ohkura, Prof C Mackintosh||*EASTBIO* Making a spindle in the right place|
|Prof K E Sawin, Dr T Ly||*EASTBIO* Protein kinase regulation of cell polarity: a phosphoproteomics approach|
|Prof A Marston, Prof F G Pelisch||*EASTBIO* Regulation of chromosome segregation during meiosis by SUMOylation|
|Dr A Schnaufer, Dr A Cook||*EASTBIO* RNA Editing Ligase 1 and F1-ATPase as novel drug targets for veterinary diseases caused by trypanosomatid parasites|
|Dr A Cook, Dr P Voigt||*EASTBIO* Structural studies on DNA binding proteins required for mammalian limb development and fertility|
|Dr J Welburn, Dr T Ly||*EASTBIO* Structure and mechanism of motors moving chromosomes in cell division|
|Prof E Schirmer, Dr J Arulanandam||*EASTBIO* Structure function relationships of nuclear envelope transmembrane proteins in nuclear size regulation and cytokinesis|
|Prof K E Sawin||Cell polarity regulation in a model eukaryote|
|Dr J Welburn, Dr N Carragher||Defining how cancer cells acquire resistance to microtubule-based drugs|
|Dr T Ly, Dr D Clarke||Developing mass spectrometry-based methods for protein-protein interaction analysis across the human cell division cycle|
|Dr P Heun, Dr J Arulanandam||Dissecting centromere identity and epigenetic inheritance|
|Prof D Tollervey, Dr T Ly||Dynamic changes in the RNA-protein interactome during stress, development and disease|
|Dr P Heun||High-resolution mapping of centromere factors on stretched chromatin fibers|
|Prof A Marston||How are kinetochores, cohesin and the pericentromeric chromatin modified during chromosome segregation in meiosis?|
|Dr E Wallace, Dr A Cook||How fungi manage stress: the role of RNA binding proteins in post-transcriptional adaptations to heat shock|
|Prof H Ohkura||How to build chromosome segregation machinery in meiosis and mitosis|
|Dr P. Heun, Dr T Ly||Identification and characterization of RNA binding proteins at the centromere|
|Dr M Wilson, Dr P Voigt||Investigating the molecular mechanisms of the MORF complex in chromatin|
|Dr P. Heun, Dr Alastair Kerr||Investigating the role of centromeric RNA transcripts for centromere function and inheritance|
|Dr M Wilson, Dr S Buonomo||Investigating the role of induced histone marks in the repair of DNA damage|
|Dr P Voigt||Mechanisms of poising at bivalent promoters and enhancers in embryonic stem cells|
|Dr J Welburn, Dr T Ly||Mechanisms regulating cell shape and architecture in health and disease|
|Dr D Cheerambathur||Molecular mechanism involved in building neuronal microtubule cytoskeleton|
|Prof E Schirmer, Dr D Marenduzzo||MRC Precision Medicine DTP: 3D modelling of changes in genome architecture in development and disease|
|Dr T Ly, Dr Arne Lindqvist||MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Connecting Molecular Profiles to Phenotype: A Proteomic Resource for Assigning Cell Cycle and Senescent States|
|Dr P Voigt, Dr Alastair Kerr||Roles of histone acetylation in the control of bivalent genes during embryonic stem cell differentiation|
|Dr A Cook||Structural Studies of RNA binding proteins that modulate microRNA biogenesis|
|Prof E Schirmer||Tissue-specific nuclear envelope transmembrane protein (NET) functions in spatial genome organisation, importance in development, and disruption in human disease|
|Prof M Auer, Dr J Arulanandam||Validating “undruggable” or orphan cancer targets by combining fragment based screening peptidomimetic chemistry, phage display, structural biology and cell biology|
Internships and Placements
If you are seeking a host for an internship or placement, we recommend that you look at the research page of our website and contact the relevant group leader directly to see if they have an opportunity for you.