The University of Edinburgh
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Grade 7 (£34,304 – £40,927)
Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Full time (35 hours per week)
Fixed Term: 30 months
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
The mammalian and host-pathogen genomics groups at the Roslin Institute are looking for a research fellow to join our inter-disciplinary team to use state-of-the-art gene editing and functional genomics approaches to functionally map the impact of cattle genetic variants on gene regulation and disease. The fellow will use the genome-wide massively parallel reporter assay (MPRA), CRISPR/Cas9, and single-cell screening approaches to characterise the variants driving important cattle phenotypes and investigate their mode of action. The researcher will benefit from being part of a wider inter-disciplinary group of wet- and dry-lab researchers working on both human and livestock genomics. With the Roslin institute being one of the world’s leading livestock research institutes and a member of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Research Institute, the applicant will have access to a range of resources, training opportunities and core expertise.
The position will be on grade 7 (salary above) and is available initially for 30 months.
Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Musa Hassan (Musa.Hassan@roslin.ed.ac.uk) and Dr James Prendergast (email@example.com).
Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role addressing the criteria set out in the skills section.
Your skills and attributes for success:
• A PhD in a relevant discipline in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, or similar.
• Previous work experience in a laboratory and superior skills in basic molecular biological methods such as cloning, sterile cell culture, and PCR.
• Knowledge and experience with RNA/DNA modification methods, preferably with some working experience with CRISPR/Cas9.
• Ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after initial training
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills and computer literacy for the recording and communication of results.
• Experience with relevant high-throughput molecular assays
• Prior experience with lentivirus production, and transduction or transfection of mammalian cells.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with a variety of scientists at all levels.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and workloads.
Closing date: 01 November 2021
For more information and to submit an application, please visit the University of Edinburgh’s website via the below link.