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Research Associate

We are looking to recruit a motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on the biochemical characterisation of a highly conserved non-canonical KRAB Zinc Finger Protein (KZFP) regulating mammalian epigenetic states within the research group of Anne Ferguson-Smith in the Department of Genetics.

The project involves the identification of protein partners and the role of protein subdomains in the targeted regulation of chromatin states by KZFPs. Mouse mutants and mutant ES cell models have been generated to underpin this project which will integrate in vivo functional analyses with proteomics and protein biochemistry.

Candidates should hold a PhD in biochemistry or molecular biology and should have experience in proteomics and bioinformatics, as well as mammalian cell culture.

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.

Enquiries should be addressed to Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith (

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

Please quote reference PC17568 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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