We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join Dr Erica Watson's group, whose research focuses on understanding how developmental disorders are inherited between generations through epigenetic mechanisms (see http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/watson/index.shtml for more information). He/she will maintain the transgenic mouse colony and provide molecular biology support to ensure that the objectives of the research project are achieved. Techniques required include mouse colony breeding and maintenance, PCR genotyping, preparation of analytical solutions and in situ hybridization on histological sections.
You should have an HNC or equivalent in biochemistry or a biology-related subject, experience of some of the techniques outlined above, have manual dexterity, good organisation and communication skills, good IT skills and be able to multi-task whilst working methodically and precisely. You should also be able to work independently.
The position is part-time for 20 hours per week.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 7 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 complete the form as fully as possible and submit your application by midnight on the closing date of 13 March 2014 (this deadline has been extended from 6 March 2014).
Please quote reference PM02808 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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