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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Key words: Leukaemia, Haematopoiesis, Stem cell biology, Epigenetic modifiers

The interests of the Huntly group are in the mechanisms of transcriptional and epigenetic dysregulation that drive leukaemia, particularly acute myeloid leukaemia, and how these programmes are subverted from their normal role in haematopoietic stem cells. ( .

We combine functional and genomic experiments in experimental model systems and patient samples to identify pathological mechanisms, therapeutic targets and novel therapies; testing these agents in pre-clinical studies (see Kvinlaug et al Cancer Research 2011, Chan et al MCB 2011, Dawson et al, Leukaemia 2013, Dawson et al Nature 2011 for examples). The Huntly group is based in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research ( , providing an excellent infrastructure and a vibrant research environment. Our group are highly productive and enjoy collaborations both within Cambridge and beyond.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and ambitious post-doctoral fellow, to complement our group and to determine epigenetic/chromatin alterations that occur during the evolution of leukaemogenesis and that generate and maintain leukaemic transcriptional programmes. The vacant post is at Research Associate (Post-Doc) level and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline is required. Experience with genomic techniques such as ChIp-Seq and in haematopoieis and/or leukaemia/cancer are highly desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2017 in the first instance.

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Please contact Brian Huntly at for further information.

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