Division: Breast Cancer Research
Team: Functional Genetic Epidemiology
Vacancy type: Full time
Type of contract: Fixed term
Length of contract: 3 years in the first instance
Hours per week: 35
Salary range: £32,200 - £44,337
The focus of the Functional Genetic Epidemiology Group is the identification and characterisation of genetic variants that are associated with breast cancer risk; specifically, low penetrance variants that map to non-coding DNA. We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Training Fellow to contribute to our programme of work, combining high throughput methods (Capture Hi-C, cell type-specific RNA-seq, GRO-seq, whole genome bisulphite-seq) with in depth functional characterisation of individual loci. The successful applicant will be responsible for generating GRO-seq and whole genome bisulphite-seq data in breast-relevant primary cells and integrating these data with “in house” and publicly available whole genome data to prioritize individual breast cancer risk loci for in depth functional characterisation.
The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team and interacting with our internal and external biology, epidemiology, bioinformatics and statistical collaborators. The post holder will excel in coordinating and exploring medical research areas through exploiting these collaborations, be a fast learner, and will be highly motivated.
Candidates should possess a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or other relevant discipline; have a strong track record of high quality biomedical research and an appropriate publication record.
It is anticipated that interviews will take place in late August/early September.
Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr Olivia Fletcher (email@example.com). Please note – this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address.
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