Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Genetics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study mammalian developmental and physiological processes through the generation and analysis of mouse mutants defective for various KRAB zinc finger proteins. The successful candidate will join Dr Michael Imbeault's Group focusing on the impact of transposable elements on the evolution of gene regulatory networks, and is required to have experience in working with mouse models.

Essential skills:

PhD in Mammalian Epigenetics, genetics or related subject.

Phenotyping mammalian genetic models.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable skills:

Strong expertise in molecular biology (molecular cloning, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing).

Prior experience with next generation sequencing (ChIP-seq/RNA-seq).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 23 September 2022 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: 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.

For further information and an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Dr Imbeault via email:

Please quote reference PC13422 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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