Research Associate in Yeast Genetics and Evolutionary Genomics : Manchester
We seek a capable and enthusiastic yeast molecular biologist to study the phenotypic consequences of gene duplication, and the subsequent evolution of duplicate genes, using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as experimental model. The position will involve the use of substantial yeast molecular biology including classical genetic tools (genetic crossing, tetrad dissection, etc.), gene targeting (PCR-mediate gene insertion technique, Cre/loxP system, etc.), RNA biology (RT-PCR, Real time PCR, northern) genomic techniques (transcriptome and NGS using SOLiD platform). The post forms part of an interdisciplinary project with Drs Simon Lovell and David Robertson and a complementary computational biology/bioinformatics PDRA is completing the team.
Job Description : You will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Daniela Delneri in the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester. See http://www.ls.manchester.ac.uk/research/researchgroups/computationalande... for further information.
Educational Qualification : You should have (or expect to hold) a PhD in Genetics, Molecular Biology or Evolutionary Biology. Experience in Saccharomyces sp. manipulation techniques is required, in particular experimental knowledge of PCR-mediate gene insertion, Cre/loxP system, Real-Time PCR and fitness analysis is sought.
Duration : The position is full time funded by the BBSRC, and is tenable immediately for up to 36 months.
Stipend : £29,099 – £31,798 p.a.