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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh - School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 13th December 2021
Job Ref: 2475
 

Fixed-term 3 years

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher is sought for a three-year post in the lab of Prof. Andrew Jackson FRS, to investigate the role of DNA methylation and Polycomb complexes in determining mammalian size.

The Opportunity:

The successful candidate will extend the lab’s recent work that demonstrated gain-of-function mutations in DNMT3A result in hypermethylation of Polycomb-regulated regions causing microcephalic dwarfism (Heyn et al, Nature Genetics, 2019). We are pursuing mechanistic studies on this and other epigenetic growth disorders to gain insight into the mechanisms that regulate cell numbers in organs and organisms.

The post would particularly suit an early-stage postdoctoral researcher who is interested in working in a cross-disciplinary environment that addresses both fundamental cellular processes and disease mechanisms. Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong track record and previous experience in epigenetics or developmental/cell biology. Applicants with practical experience in genomics/epigenomics and their bioinformatic analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

The research group is internationally diverse and strongly competitive with 12 papers published in Cell and Nature journals in the last 10 years.

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages

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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