Research Technician (0.5 FTE)

University of East Anglia - Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking a Research Technician to work on a Dunhill Medical Trust funded research project on the function of micro RNAs in cartilage metabolism and osteoarthritis headed by Professor Ian Clark.
MicroRNAs are a recently discovered group of factors that control cell behaviour. There are thousands of microRNAs, but specific ones control the behaviour of cartilage cells and have key roles in osteoarthritis. Changing the level of a single microRNA can alter osteoarthritis, but we know that several microRNAs change during disease. We have identified four microRNAs which have key roles in cartilage.  We have a good understanding of the function of these microRNAs in cells. Now we need to understand their functions in animal (mouse) models of disease. 
You must have a BSc or equivalent qualification in Biological Sciences or a related subject or equivalent level of experience. In addition, you will be able to satisfy all essential criteria outlined in the person specification for this post. 
The post is available from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter on a part-time, 0.5fte (50%) basis for a fixed term period until 31 December 2020. 
Closing Date: 30 October 2017. 
The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.
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