Job title Research Associate in Epigenetic Mechanisms (fixed-term post)
Department Life Sciences
Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 per annum
Grade Grade 7
SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119
This role is sponsorable
Placed on Monday 12 September 2022
Closing date Monday 26 September 2022
Interview date To be confirmed
We are looking for a Research Associate in Epigenetic mechanisms that underlie
gene expression in normal cells and cancer in the Department of Life Sciences.
About the project:
Epigenetics is the study of factors that affect the functions of the genome
without changing the underlying DNA sequence. A 9-month, position for a
Researcher has become available in the Epigenetics research laboratory of
Professor Adele Murrell.
The group is currently examining:
how transcription is affected by its chromatin environment, under different normal and cancerous growth conditions and,
how cells establish and maintain their identity under various epigenetic reprogramming scenarios.
Our research uses CRISPR-mediated genome editing approaches, coupled with next
generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis of DNA methylation profiles,
fluorescent in situ hybridisation imaging, transcriptional bursting
parameters, chromatin conformation analysis, primary tissue and cell culture,
as well as standard quantitative PCR, and recombinant cloning techniques.
This position is offered on a full-time basis (36.5 hours per week) for a
fixed-term period expected to be from November 2022 until July 2023.
Our ideal applicant will have:
Strong background and experience of molecular biology approaches
Ability to collaboratively work on multiple projects
Good laboratory technique
Understanding of Bioinformatics will be an advantage
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
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
a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so
that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse
a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with
its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an
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respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience,
perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees
and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture
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