Postdoctoral Research Associate: Epigenetic Regulation via Nuclear Positioning

University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering / Institute of Cell Biology

A position is available in Robin Allshire's lab at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh for a self-motivated and innovative post-doctoral researcher to investigate the role of nuclear positioning in the establishment and epigenetic persistence of specialised chromatin domains.

Applicants should have proven expertise in advanced live and fixed cell fluorescence microscopy in addition to experience in genetic manipulation, molecular and cell biology. They should have recently been, or be about to be, awarded their PhD. Those with a CV showing evidence of completing previous projects through publication will be favoured.


  • PhD in areas related to cell biology, molecular biology or genetics.
  • Expertise in live and fixed cell imaging.
  • Skills in designing experiments with appropriate controls to test hypotheses.
  • Knowledge and experience in applying statistical analysis to data sets.
  • Track record of publication in refereed journals (may be in press and/or submitted).
  • Evidence of presenting data at scientific meetings.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate and interact productively with colleagues.


  • Experience in construct design and assembly for genome engineering.
  • Experience in protein analyses (Western, IP, etc).
  • Experience in ChIP/ChIP-seq, RNA-Seq.

The successful candidate is expected to lead their own projects, contribute to other projects on a collaborative basis (both in the lab and with external collaborators) and guide PhD students in their research. They must also be able to interact and work productively within a team.

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Fixed term for 12 months.

Closing Date: 16-DEC-2016 at 5pm GMT

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