Post-doctoral Research Associate - Regulation and Function of Heterochromatin in C. elegans

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Company: University of Cambridge

Department: Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Salary: £30,175 to £38,183

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1209 2175262

Fax: +44-1234 1068664

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A post-doctoral Research Associate position is available to join Professor Julie Ahringer's laboratory to study the formation and function of heterochromatin in development using the C. elegans model system.

The successful candidate will be a motivated and organised individual with a PhD in a relevant area, excellent verbal and written communication skills as evidenced by publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals and oral presentations of research findings, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Expertise in a broad range of molecular biology and chromatin techniques, microscopy, and previous experience investigating heterochromatin is essential.

The Gurdon Institute is located in the heart of the city of Cambridge, and is part of the University's School of Biological Sciences. It is a world-renowned centre in developmental and cellular biology and cancer research. Supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, it benefits from state-of-the-art facilities including bioinformatics, media preparation and animal husbandry. It provides the best atmosphere for research and a vibrant environment that facilitates the interactions and collaborations between scientists within the Centre and within Cambridge. Its postdoc association not only encourages scientific and social interactions but also provides career development and teaching opportunities.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14838. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include a covering letter describing your research interests and why you are interested in the post. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Julie Ahringer at [email protected] Please quote reference PR13174 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. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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