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Research Assistant

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering - School of Biological Sciences - Institute for Stem Cell Research

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £32,982 to £38,205 (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 28th June 2024
Job Ref: 10702

Full time - 35 hours per week

Fixed Term - 12 months

The opportunity:

We are looking for a highly motivated research associate to work on RNA-based gene regulatory mechanisms in the mammalian germline. Specifically, we seek to build upon our recent advancements in understanding the mechanism of piRNA-directed transposon methylation and the contribution of RNA modification to germ cell development. A major goal of the laboratory is to explore these mechanisms both in vivo and through biochemical and molecular biology approaches.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Experience in DNA cloning and general molecular biology.
  • Experience of mammalian cell culture and transfection.
  • Experience in RNA purification and QC.
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Relevant level of qualifications required for this role.
  • Desirable working knowledge of the germline.
  • Relevant experience in molecular biology or biochemistry.
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