Worm Breeder's Gazette 16(2): 5a
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Hinxton, Cambridge UK
Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately to investigate
(1) cell-cycle regulation and (2) signal transduction mediated
by serpentine membrane receptors using the model organism C.
elegans. These projects will focus on studying homologues
of genes with roles in vertebrate development and disease. Preference
will be given to applicants with a strong background in molecular
biology and a familiarity with C. elegans biology and/or
to those with previous research experience in growth control or
signal transduction. Applicants with prior postdoctoral experience
are also invited to apply.
A position is available to participate in a research programme
using the nematode C. elegans as a model organism to study
genes controlling development. Specific techniques to be employed
include PCR amplification, DNA cloning, purification of nucleic
acids, microinjection, microscopy and genetic analysis. Duties
will also include general laboratory management and record keeping.
Applicants should possess a degree in Biology or a related subject.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous research
experience in C. elegans and a background in molecular
biology or genetic analyses.
To apply, please write with your CV, daytime telephone number,
email address, current salary details, and names and addresses
of 2-3 references to: Kennedy Drewry, Personnel Officer, The Sanger
Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10
For informal enquiries, please contact Patty Kuwabara (+44 1223
For more information about the Sanger Centre, please visit our
website at http://www.sanger.ac.uk.