Research Associate (Cell Biologist - BrisSynBio mitoCRISPR)

University of Bristol - School of Biochemistry

Contract Type: Open ended contract staff

Work Hours: 35.0 Hours per Week

Division / School: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences

We seek a motivated individual to work on the BrisSynBio-funded mitoCRISPR project that aims to develop new gene editing tools targeted to mitochondrial DNA. You will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team heading by Prof. Mark Szczelkun, Dr. Jon Lane, Prof. Ian Collinson and Dr. Marc van der Kamp. You will undertake a series of experiments to test the mitochondrial targeting and functionality of engineered CRISPR proteins and their accompanying effector RNAs in human cells, working alongside the other team members. The novel tools developed and validated will open up the mitochondrial genome to the exciting possibilities of CRISPR manipulation. Applicants should hold, or expect to hold shortly, a PhD in cell biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline. Applicants with interests in dynamic cell imaging, membrane transport, mitochondrial function and quality control, and/or synthetic biology are encouraged to apply.

For informal enquires please contact Dr Jon Lane- Tel: 0117 3312115 or email:

Closing date for applications is midnight Monday 31 October 2016

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