Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Department Biology & Biochemistry

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 22 August 2019

Closing date Sunday 22 September 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

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We are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join the Hunt lab (www.vickyhuntlab.org).  

You will join a project to work on the role of small RNAs (sRNAs) in parasitism. We have identified two sRNA pathways which are putatively involved in parasitism by the parasitic nematode Strongyloides. You will be responsible for establishing co-immunoprecipitation techniques such as Crosslinking Immunoprecipitation-Sequencing (CLIP-seq) in Strongyloides nematodes to investigate RNA-protein interactions and identify the genes that sRNAs target and regulate. The project will also further investigate and characterise the role of Strongyloides sRNA pathways using molecular and genetic techniques such as RNAseq, proteomics and CRISPR/Cas9. 

We are looking for a highly motivated, organised candidate who is capable of working well in a team and independently. Applications are welcome from candidates with a PhD in any relevant field including RNA biology, immunobiology, molecular biology and parasitology. Previous experience with CLIP-seq or a similar technique is preferred. Experience working with nematodes or parasites is desirable but not necessary.

In addition to your application, please upload your CV including publications and a cover letter. 

This is a fixed-term post, funded by the Wellcome Trust, available for up to 30 months.

Please contact Dr. Vicky Hunt (v.l.hunt@bath.ac.uk) for further information, however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

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