Research Fellow: Functional Genomics/Molecular Genetics

The University of Edinburgh

Overview: This post is to examine the functional consequences of genomic variation associated with human hair colour variation.

Further Information

We have performed a genome-wide association study on a very large (500,000) cohort of individuals and have identified close to 100 independent loci that influence hair colour. The project will use engineered or edited mice and cultured cells to examine the effect of this genetic variation on gene expression and pigmentation phenotype.

Candidates must have a PhD or anticipate completing a PhD in the near future. You will need to demonstrate a strong track record and have previous experience in molecular genetics or cell biology. The successful candidate will work in a team including mouse technicians, developmental biologists and computational biologists.

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