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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh - Roslin Institute

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: 2118

Full time (35 hours per week) 

Fixed Term: 30 months

The mammalian and host-pathogen genomics groups at the Roslin Institute are looking for a research fellow to join our inter-disciplinary team to use state-of-the-art gene editing and functional genomics approaches to functionally map the impact of cattle genetic variants on gene regulation and disease. The fellow will use the genome-wide massively parallel reporter assay (MPRA), CRISPR/Cas9, and single-cell screening approaches to characterise the variants driving important cattle phenotypes and investigate their mode of action. The researcher will benefit from being part of a wider inter-disciplinary group of wet- and dry-lab researchers working on both human and livestock genomics. With the Roslin institute being one of the world’s leading livestock research institutes and a member of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Research Institute, the applicant will have access to a range of resources, training opportunities and core expertise.

The position will be on grade 7 (£33,797-44,046) and is available initially for 30 months. Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Musa Hassan ( and Dr. James Prendergast (

Essential skills:

A PhD in a relevant discipline in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, or similar.

Previous work experience in a laboratory and superior skills in basic molecular biological methods such as cloning, sterile cell culture, and PCR.

Knowledge and experience with RNA/DNA modification methods, preferably with some working experience with CRISPR/Cas9.

Ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after initial training Exceptional organizational and time management skills and computer literacy for the recording and communication of results.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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