Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Transcriptional Gene Silencing and its Role in Disease

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Transcriptional Gene Silencing and its Role in Disease

Closing date: 
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 12pm

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

This is a post for an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Assistant interested in studying mechanisms of transcription, RNA and their role in DNA damage response in Dr Monika Gullerova's laboratory.

You will manage own academic research and administrative activities; adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols and test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, and be able to review and refine working hypotheses as appropriate. You should have a PhD or equivalent in a related subject. You should have relevant experience in bioinformatics and experience with handling sequencing data such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and others; sequencing data aligners such as bowtie/BWA and splicing-aware aligners (STAR, HISAT2); differential gene expression analysis (e.g. DESeq, edger); sequencing data processing utilities such as samtools, bedtools and others. 

The postholder will be responsible for carrying out research based on original and published data. Applications from ambitious and committed applicants are particularly welcome. Previous experience in relevant research area is appreciated, but not essential.

To apply please upload a CV and cover letter below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 31 January 2018. Interviews will be held in March 2018.