Job title Research Assistant (fixed-term post)
Department Life Sciences
Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308
Grade Grade 6
SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119
Placed on Thursday 17 November 2022
Closing date Thursday 01 December 2022
Interview date To be confirmed
The Department of Life Sciences are looking for a Research Assistant to work in the Epigenetics research laboratory of Professor Adele Murrell
Epigenetics is the study of factors that affect the functions of the genome without changing the underlying DNA sequence. You should have molecular biology experience and an interest in Epigenetic mechanisms that underlie gene expression in normal cells and cancer.
The group is currently examining:
Our research uses CRISPR-mediated genome editing approaches, coupled with next generation sequencing (Nanopore) and bioinformatic analysis of DNA methylation profiles, fluorescent in situ hybridisation imaging, primary tissue and cell culture, as well as standard quantitative PCR, and recombinant cloning techniques. This is an ideal post for someone wanting to get more experience in order to apply for a PhDFurther information:
This position is offered on a full-time basis (36.5 hours per week) for a fixed-term period of 9 months.
The Department of Life Sciences is a new Department bringing together expertise from Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Pharmacy. We have several research themes ranging from translational biotechnology and pharmaceutics (medicines design) to fundamental cellular and developmental processes underpinned by genetics and evolutionary biology. The Murrell group is part of the Cells, Development and Disease research theme. The founding Departments both have Silver Athena SWAN awards and we remain committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity. We have a vibrant and active post doctoral community.What we can offer you:
We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.
A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We're also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.
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