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Research Assistant/Associate in Bioengineering (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on the transcriptional activity of mouse embryonic organoids at the level of single cells. The post holder will be located in Department of Engineering in the group of Dr Alexandre Kabla. The experimental work will be carried out in the laboratory of Professor Alfonso Martinez Arias in the University's Department of Genetics.

The key responsibilities and duties are: - Generating transgenic lines. Designing and implementing strategies to generate transgenic mouse ES cells lines using CRISPR and other techniques. - Assaying the engineered cell lines in organoids - Writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, training, skills and career development

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: - Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry or related research area. - They should have the following knowledge and skills: routine molecular biology (cloning, PCR etc), genetic engineering techniques, gateway cloning, CRISPR/Cas9, mouse genetics and developmental biology knowledge is desirable

Experience in any of the following areas is beneficial: mouse embryology, transcription, genetics, developmental biology and bioinformatics; publications in scientific literature; experience in dealing with a range of scientists, from group leaders to technical staff.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,298 - £29,301 Research Associate: £29,301 - £38,183

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months 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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Anna Walczyk email (Tel +44 01223 748247)

Please quote reference NM11826 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.

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