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Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh - Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st January 2019
Closes: 21st February 2019
Job Ref: 046676

Fixed term for 36 months

The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh is offering a postdoctoral position in the group of Dr Mike McGrew. This position is funded as part of a BBSRC funded research project in partnership with Imperial College London and The Pirbright Institute. The project is to investigate the role of cellular proteins in the replication of Avian Influenza Virus through genome editing of chicken cells and chickens.

Applicants should have PhD in Biological Science or related subject. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and proactive individual with strong skills in avian germ cell culture and avian genome editing. Expertise in micromanipulation of chicken embryos would be useful. The post-holder will be involved in the design of experiments and reagents through to the analysis of genome edited chickens. The applicant will complete high quality original research and will also disseminate the data in refereed papers, presentations and conference abstracts. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team as well as semi-independently are important, as the successful applicant will join a multi-centre team of researchers investigating disease resistance in poultry.

Potential applicants may contact Dr Mike McGrew ( in confidence to discuss the position (Tel. 44 (0)131 651 9100). Formal applications should be made through the website of The Roslin Institute.

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 36 months.

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