Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Posted 6 months ago
Job Description

UE07 £33,797 – £40,322 per annum

Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Science

Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine     

Full time – 35 hours per week

Fixed Term for 2 years

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our molecular genetics laboratory.

The Opportunity:

The aim of the Brown lab is to understand genetic mechanisms leading to atopic eczema – an itchy inflammatory skin condition. We are a multidisciplinary group, using primary cell and organoid cultures, with genetic manipulation and functional testing, as well as detailed epigenetic analyses to learn more about eczema with the ultimate aim of designing new and better treatments. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work independently and as part of the lab team contributing to high-level scientific work.

Your skills and attributes for success:

·         Interest in the causes of human skin disease

·         Experience of primary cell culture and molecular biology

·         RNAi/CRISPR, transient/stable gene expression systems, epigenetic analyses

·         Conscientious with careful attention to detail

·         Strong track record with one or more first author papers in a high-profile journal

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to workwebpages

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Tier 2/Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences is one of three Deaneries in Edinburgh Medical School which, together with the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, makes up the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The Deanery is headed by Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley and comprises the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM), the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, the Division of Pathology and the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit. The Deanery currently attracts annual research grants of around £40M, including a number of full programme grants, and has around 630 employees including 39 Professors, over 260 other academic members of staff and 330 members of support staff. The Deanery operates across three University of Edinburgh sites; the Western General Hospital campus, the Central Area, and Little France.  Staff contribute undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and offer on-campus and on-line programmes. There is a vibrant PhD community in both IGMM and the Usher Institute.  
Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

Job Features

Job CategoryPostdoc/ Scientist