Vacancy for PDRA in cellular chronobiology

  • Posted on: 21 August 2019
  • By: gvanooij

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position in cellular circadian rhythms research is available in our laboratory.

Full details and how to apply: CLICK HERE.


You will join active research programmes that are aimed at understanding mechanisms of circadian timekeeping at the cellular and molecular level, and notably to understand the molecular bases and functional effects upon circadian rhythms of dynamically regulated intracellular ion concentrations.

Evidence is accumulating for dynamic regulation of the concentration of biologically active ions to fine-tune rates of metabolic and biochemical processes. We recently discovered circadian rhythms in the concentration of ions, such as potassium or magnesium, within the cells of humans, algae, and fungi, with an amplitude sufficiently large to affect cellular biochemistry (Feeney et al., Nature 532: 275-9, 2016). The project aims to advance fundamental understanding of the roles and mediation of ionic rhythms over the 24h cycle. You will use the uniquely simplistic eukaryotic model cells of Ostreococcus tauri to efficiently deliver hypotheses, and work with collaborators in the later stages of the project to translate promising results to other cell types, including mammalian cells.

The position is for a fixed term of 3 years.

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum.

Closing date is 20 September 2019 at 5pm GMT.

For full details, see the job advert on the University of Edinburgh jobs website: CLICK HERE

To apply, please follow the instructions on the above link