Open Positions

Official openings will be posted on this page. However, we are always looking for highly talented and motivated PhD students and Postdocs.

If you are interested in joining our lab and might have access to your own funding, please send an email with CV, publication list and motivation letter to Thomas Schalch.

Current Opening:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Genome Structure Analysis

Hiring is on hold due to the current COVID-19 crisis, but please don’t hesitate to contact Thomas Schalch with CV, publication list and motivation letter if you are interested.

About the role

Highly motivated postdoctoral candidates are invited to apply for the leadership position of a BBSRC funded project to investigate the link between genome structure and function. The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of molecular and cell biologist at the University of Leicester and will be based in the research group of Dr Thomas Schalch, which has a long-standing interest in deciphering genome structure at high resolution.

The Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is a centre of research excellence initiated by the University of Leicester. Aided by over £4m in investments in both equipment and new appointments, the research within LISCB targets fundamental questions in molecular biology through integrated structural approaches including cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography and biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). For this project, the Schalch group also collaborates with the NUCLEUS genomics facility at the University of Leicester and with the group of Prof. Oliver Rando at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

About you

You will take a leading role in developing and carrying out the research programme. The project will require strong skills in developing sample preparation protocols for next-generation sequencing from yeast and other organisms. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline, experience in the field of chromatin, knowledge of yeast genetics and experience in next-generation sequencing and analysis. A high level of proficiency in English and excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential requirements for this position.

Additional information

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.