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Research Associate (fixed-term post)

University of Bath - Biology & Biochemistry

Location: Bath
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd March 2019
Closes: 23rd April 2019
Job Ref: CC6616

Interview date:Wednesday 01 May 2019

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath.

The position is part of the ERC grant awarded to Professor Hurst to better understand error prone gene expression and its consequences. Specifically the project will ask whether the evolutionary change in gene expression of one gene affects that of the neighbours and what predicts such effects within and between genomes. Considering within genome effects we will ask whether patterns of evolutionary insulation predict patterns of insulation to the action of insertional elements.  In addition, we will examine the consequences of gene silencing by transposable elements to examine how such effects are compensated and examine the role of ectopic expression in the generation of novel patterns of expression. We will specifically examine the hypothesis that dosage insensitive genes are more prone to dosage modification.

The project will require expertise in bioinformatics and require demonstrable ability in R and at least one scripting language (Perl, Python, Tcl etc).

This is a fixed-term post for up to 12 months.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
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