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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 27, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study mammalian developmental and physiological processes through the generation and analysis of mouse mutants defective for various KRAB zinc finger proteins. The successful candidate will join Dr Michael Imbeault's Group focusing on the impact of transposable elements on the evolution of gene regulatory networks, and is required to have experience in working with mouse models.

Essential skills:

PhD in Mammalian Epigenetics, genetics or related subject. Phenotyping mammalian genetic models. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable skills:

Strong expertise in molecular biology (molecular cloning, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing). Prior experience with next generation sequencing (ChIP-seq/RNA-seq).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 23 September 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For further information and an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Dr Imbeault via email: mi339@gen.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PC13422 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 18, 2017.

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position has become available for a talented and ambitious researcher working with Dr Felipe K Teixeira within the Department of Genetics (https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/karam-teixeira). The lab is interested in dissecting the molecular mechanisms by which protein synthesis control - a new frontier in gene regulation - governs key aspects of germline stem cell development. Using the Drosophila germline as a model for studying stem cell biology, we employ an integrated approach, combining high-throughput molecular analysis (next-generation sequencing) and computational investigation with developmental, microscopy, and genetic analyses (including CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, tissue-specific RNAi knockdown, etc). Our ultimate goal is to build a refined molecular understanding of how protein synthesis control governs stem cell fate transitions in vivo.

Candidates must have experience in wide range of molecular biology techniques, and prior expertise in next generation sequencing (RNA-seq or Ribo-seq) would be an advantage. Previous experience in fly genetics would be beneficial, although training can be provided where necessary. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, have good verbal and communication skills, and possess strong problem solving capacities.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Dr Felipe Karam Teixeira (fk319@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PC13671 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.