We are seeking a talented and motivated Research Assistant to join Professor Julie Ahringer's laboratory to develop and support chromatin research in C. elegans. Our research programme uses the powerful model organism C. elegans to uncover general principles of eukaryotic chromatin regulation in an in vivo developmental context (http://www.ahringer.group.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/).
Candidates should have skills in DNA manipulation, western blotting, C. elegans culture and the application of AID degrons for protein depletion. They should also be highly organized and motivated, and have excellent communication skills. A university degree in biological sciences is essential. Knowledge of chromatin and small RNA pathways is desirable.
The Gurdon Institute is a world-renowned centre of Developmental biology and Cancer research embedded in the University of Cambridge. It is supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, and provides an exceptional and stimulating environment that promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary research in a supportive and modern setting, with access to state-of-the-art technologies such as super-resolution imaging, single-cell analyses, genome engineering, and genomics and computer modelling. Its postdoc association encourages scientific and social interactions and also provides career development and teaching opportunities.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.
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