Research Assistant - Marie Curie ZENCODE ITN

King's College London - Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics

Salary Details: £26,378 per annum

Allowances: +MA £4,230 per annum

Applications are invited for Marie Curie-funded research assistant position in the lab of Dr. Fiona Wardle at the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London.

Project title: Developing genomics methods for the study of small cell populations during development.

This project focuses on technology development of genomics methods in zebrafish for low cell number samples. The candidate will work with other labs and companies in the ZENCODE-ITN network ( to develop chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) for the analysis of epigenetic features and transcriptional regulatory complex binding in early embryos and single cells.

In addition, the candidate will aid in developing a method for cap analysis of gene expression (CAGE) in single zebrafish cells, which will enable transcription start site-based promoter reconstruction in zebrafish embryos.

The project forms part of the International Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Zencode-ITN (see The consortium consists of major zebrafish genomics laboratories, eminent computational biologists and world-class genomics technology experts in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Japan.

The scientific focus of the consortium is to understand genome regulation during zebrafish development, and is currently training a cohort of early stage researchers (ESRs) in both computational biology and experimental wet lab biology in consortium labs. ESRs also benefit from ongoing training and experience in transferable and entrepreneurial skills through workshops and secondments in partner companies.

This position will support the work within the consortium, and the candidate will have access to all the training and networking opportunities available within the consortium.
We seek a committed and enthusiastic individual with a demonstrated motivation for engaging in high quality research.

Candidates must have excellent communication and time management skills, and be able to work with a multidisciplinary team whilst also being able to work independently using their own initiative. Candidates should have a BSc in biological sciences or related discipline.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Fiona Wardle

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 11 December 2016

Eligibility: Due to mobility requirement of the programme, only individuals who have not been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years may apply. In addition candidates must, at the time of recruitment, be within the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers after their highest degree.

Closing date: 11 December 2016

Attachments: Job pack (Word Document 285k)

If you have questions about this role, please contact: Fiona Wardle, Doctor, Email:

Application form:

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