Post-Doctoral Training Fellow

MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit - MRC Harwell Institute

Fixed Term for 4 years

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to work in a team investigating the molecular genetics of sexual development, led by Dr Andy Greenfield at the MRC Harwell Institute. You should be highly motivated, with an excellent understanding of genetics and an interest in using the mouse as a model system. You will drive research investigating genetic mechanisms causing disorders/differences of sex development by examining gene function during embryonic and fetal development in the mouse.

Research will involve a wide range of techniques, including mouse embryonic dissections, in situ hybridisation, RNA extraction and qPCR analysis of gene expression, studies on chromatin and epigenomics, microscopy/confocal imaging, cell and organ culture and the design of sophisticated mouse mutagenesis experiments, in addition to routine molecular techniques (DNA cloning, sequencing, genotyping etc.).

The post is a MRC Postdoctoral Scientist.  This role aims to support post-doctoral training and help establish successful research scientists in their chosen field. During the fellowship tenure, we are committed to provide mentorship for career development and improvement of communication skills.

To join us, you will need:

  • PhD (or in the final stages of obtaining) in an appropriate discipline such as Genetics or Biochemistry
  • Hands-on experience in genetics research, preferably mouse genetics
  • Some experience in developmental biology/embryology is highly desirable

Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a final salary pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement, to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.

Full details of this post and how to apply can be found at

Closing date: 17 October 2017

The MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening

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