Research Associate (2 posts)

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research - Haematology

JAK/STAT signalling, computational biology, transcriptional regulation, myeloid malignancies; Stem Cell dynamics

Applications are invited for two full-time Research Associates to join the group of Professor Tony Green at the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/affiliated/green).

The post holders will study the following:

JAK/STAT transcriptional programs and/or cytokine signalling in normal haematopoiesis and how this is subverted in myeloid malignancies. This work will build on our identification of a genome-wide role for tyrosine unphophorylated STATs (Park et al EMBO 2016).

Stem cell dynamics, aging and the pathogenesis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (Kent et al PLoS Biol 2013; Li et al Blood 2014; Kirschner et al Cell Reports 2017).

The successful candidates must have a doctorate in a relevant subject. Experience of computational biology, normal or malignant haematopoiesis, genome-scale approaches to studying transcriptional regulation and/or cytokine signalling would be advantageous. The ability to work independently together with excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills are all essential.

The funds for these 2 posts are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12714. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Chris Caulfield is responsible for the recruitment for this post and can be contacted at haemops@hermes.cam.ac.uk .

The interviews for this position will be taking place on Friday 15 September 2017.

Please quote reference SB11266 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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