Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Genomics - A118207R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Medical Sciences - Institute of Genetic Medicine

Research Associate (Grade F): £29,799 - £38,833
Senior Research Associate (Grade G): £39,992 - £47,722

You will join a multidisciplinary team within The Institute of Genetic Medicine lead by Professor J Veltman to work on the genomics of male infertility. You will carry out genomics and transcriptomics studies in material derived from infertile men and their family members and will work on improving and enhancing the integration of these omics approaches and interpretation of their results in the clinical context .You will design follow-up studies to establish the function of novel male infertility genes and the mechanisms underlying this condition. The overall aims of the research is to identify novel genetic causes of male infertility, improve the genetic diagnostics in infertile men, identify risk factors that increase the risk of male infertility in their offspring, and  find novel targets for treatment.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject area, along with a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a science, medicine or health-related subject. At Senior Research Associate level, postdoctoral experience in relevant research fields e.g. genomics or transcriptomics is essential, as well as evidence of a record of research including publication and presentation of data at conferences.

You will have high level laboratory skills, in particular in genomics or transcriptomics, as well as the ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing. Strong critical thinking skills are essential, as well as evidence of good skills in writing scientific publications.

The grade of appointment will be based on experience and qualifications.

This post is tenable until 31st July 2020.

For further information about the post please contact Professor J Veltman - Institute Director on

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

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