A89573R - Research Assistant/Research Associate

Newcastle University - Faculty of Medical Sciences

Institute of Genetic Medicine

You will join an exciting programme directed toward the functional characterization of osteoarthritis (OA) susceptibility loci using molecular genetics, epigenetics and functional analyses including the use of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. The strategy is to identify causal risk alleles, the genes and pathways that they are acting on, and the mechanism of this action.

The team consists of postdoctoral scientists, clinical fellows and graduate students alongside dedicated technician and bioinformatics support.

You will hold a PhD (or close to award of PhD for Research Assistant) in the area of genetics, biochemistry, cell or molecular biology and have expertise in several of the following: molecular biology, cell/tissue culture, gene expression analysis, cell signalling, electrophoretic mobility shift assays, luciferase reporter assays, western analysis, ChIP, RNAi, overexpression using lentiviral vectors, epigenetics and in particular DNA methylation. You must have presented your research at scientific meetings and it would be desirable if you have published in peer-reviewed journals.

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.  

This post is fixed term for a duration of 2 years.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor John Loughlin, email: john.loughlin@ncl.ac.uk

or telephone: 0191 241 8988, or Dr Louise Reynard, email: louise.reynard@newcastle.ac.uk or telephone 0191 241 8816.

Institute of Genetic Medicine

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The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

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