Research Associate in Developmental Genetics (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
April 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024-£44,263
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Research Associate in Developmental Genetics (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the group of Dr Erik Clark at the Department of Genetics in central Cambridge.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join a small interdisciplinary team investigating the robust patterning of the early Drosophila embryo. Duties will include developing and applying cutting-edge imaging approaches, Drosophila genetics, and general lab management.

The primary focus of the role is to lead imaging experiments in the lab, using techniques such as smFISH, HCR, immunofluorescence, MS2, and llamatags and acquiring data on fluorescence confocal miscroscopes. Significant imaging experience is therefore essential with multiplexed and single molecule imaging experience preferred. Quantitative image analysis experience would also be beneficial.

The successful applicant will be conducting this research using early Drosophila embryos, therefore a thorough understanding of early Drosophila development and proficiency in Drosophila genetics and Drosophila husbandry is essential. A track record of research into gene regulation in the Drosophila blastoderm is particularly desirable with previous experience of non- Drosophila arthropods also very welcome.

Suitable applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline and be able to demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of general lab management principles. They should have experience of supervising junior lab members and students and be confident at delivering training in wet-lab techniques.

Strong communication skills and the ability to discuss research with different audiences is essential. This includes presenting at conferences, contributing to publications, supporting teaching activities and helping to lead group discussions.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

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Informal enquiries about the role are welcome and should be directed to Dr Erik Clark ([email protected]).

The role is available for an immediate start and we will be looking to interview shortly after the closing date.

Please quote reference PC41022 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    22 March 2024

    Closing date

    4 April 2024

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