Apply for Research Assistant / Associate in Chromatin Epigenetics at University of Glasgow
The Institute of Cancer Sciences is part of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
The Institute of Cancer Sciences is part of a national centre of excellence in the fight against cancer. We carry out a programme of world-class science directed at understanding the molecular changes that cause cancer. We are working to translate scientific discoveries into new drugs or diagnostic and prognostic tools that benefit cancer patients, taking new therapies through preclinical and clinical trials. The Institute of Cancer Sciences is a major component of the Cancer Research UK West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
Job Title: Research Assistant/Associate in Chromatin Epigenetics
Location: College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Institute of Cancer Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr Adam West, Epigenetics Unit
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Carry out internationally competitive scientific research in the laboratory of Dr. Adam West inorder to increase the scientific understanding of chromosomal domain organisation in normal human cells, involving
- the design of experimental strategy in line with the objectives and workplan of the BBSRC grant funding this post
- sourcing experimental methodology and reagents to facilitate research
- performing research in accordance with local safety regulations
- analysis and interpretation of data
- Work closely with the bioinformatician supporting this post to analyse epigenomic data. You will receive training on implementing bioinformatic tools and scripting. You will be expected to perform some analyses on your own epigenomic data.
- Research and maintain knowledge of current, new or alternative computer technologies/tools which may be applicable to handling/analysing data from this project. This will include making these informatics tools available to the members of the team and provide support and training for those tools, where appropriate and feasible.
- Contribute to the writing and preparation of primary research and review articles with Dr. West for publication in high impact, peer‐reviewed international journals to improve the national and international standing of this researcher, Dr West’s group and the University.