|£37,099 to £44,263
|7th December 2023
|4th January 2024
Full Time - 35 hours per week
Contract Type - Fixed Term contract - 36 months
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead a project investigating molecular mechanisms of RNA interference in the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus. The project is based in the lab of Dr Elizabeth Bayne in the Institute of Cell Biology.
An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Postdoctoral Researcher to lead a project investigating mechanisms of RNAi in Cryptococcus, an important yet understudied opportunistic human fungal pathogen. Endogenous RNAi pathways have been shown to influence rates of antifungal drug resistance in Cryptococcus, but little is known about how RNAi functions in this (basidiomycete) branch of the fungal kingdom. The project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will employ a combination of state-of-the-art approaches including CRISPR/Cas genome editing, microscopy, proteomics and RNA-sequencing analysis to investigate novel aspects of Argonaute protein function and regulation in Cryptococcus.
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