Research Assistant/Research Associate - A84074R

Newcastle University - Institute of Genetic Medicine


£29,301 (PHD awarded)

£26,829 - £28,452 (PHD not awarded)

Closing Date: 27 September 2017

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and motivated Post-Doctoral Research Associate/Research Assistant to work in the laboratory of Dr Simon Bamforth at the Newcastle University Cardiovascular Research Centre, based in the Institute of Genetic Medicine, to investigate the transcriptional regulatory mechanisms that control cardiovascular development. The project will explore epigenetic and gene regulatory networks responsible for modulating the morphogenesis of the aortic arch arteries.

You will have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a science subject – preferably molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or genetics and you will have, or will soon be awarded, a PhD in a genetic, molecular and/or cell biology-related field. You must have extensive experience in molecular biology techniques including chromatin immunoprecipitation assays, and gene expression analysis by quantitative real-time RT-PCR and in situ hybridisation. The applicant will also be familiar with next generation sequencing technology (e.g. ChIPseq, RNAseq), flow cytometry, cell culture techniques, and using transgenic models of development.

Key required personal skills include a high degree of organisation, ability to plan and interpret complex experimental studies, excellent communication skills and proven ability to write for publication.

The post is tenable for 6 months in the first instance.

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The School/Institute holds a bronze/silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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