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Research Assistant

The University of Edinburgh - Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £27,285 to £31,604 pa - fixed term for 24 months
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th August 2018
Closes: 31st August 2018
Job Ref: 044767

The Crow group is internationally recognised for work relating to Mendelian disorders associated with an upregulation of type I interferon signalling, proceeding from clinical recognition, through gene identification to cellular characterisation of underlying pathology (see Nat Genet 2014; 46:503-509; J Exp Med 2017;214:1547-1555 and Nat Commun 2017;8:2176 as examples). Professor Crow has recently been awarded an ERC Advanced Fellowship to continue these studies, with the overarching aim to develop treatments for these devastating conditions - based on an interruption / suppression of underlying interferon-induced inflammation.

The Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine (CGEM), situated within the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) in Edinburgh and on the wider University of Edinburgh campus, represents a unique setting in which to pursue such exciting and important translational medicine studies. CGEM comprises 18 research groups with a total of 72 researchers and support staff. The aim of the Centre is to use genetics and genomics to understand the mechanisms of disease and improve disease prediction, prevention and prognosis.

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 24 months.

Informal enquiries can be made to

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