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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Genetics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 20th September 2019
Job Ref: PC20413

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to develop novel methods to genetically manipulate insects within the research group of Professor Frank Jiggins in the Department of Genetics. The project aims to use Drosophila as a model to develop new technologies that can then be transferred to non-model species such as disease vectors and pests. The work will involve developing cutting-edge methods in genetic manipulation to allow the efficient manipulation of Drosophila genomes without the need to microinject embryos. The work will be in close collaboration with a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Dr Grant Hughes at the Liverpool School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who will transfer these techniques to other species.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who holds a PhD in a relevant discipline. It is essential that the candidate has experience in Drosophila genetics, molecular biology and the genetic manipulation of insects.

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 5 July 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Please quote reference PC20413 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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