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Functional Genomics at the Sanger Centre

Patty Kuwabara

Hinxton, Cambridge UK

Positions available

Postdoctoral Positions:

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.

Research Assistant:

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 1SA, UK.

For informal enquiries, please contact Patty Kuwabara (+44 1223 494986; pek@sanger.ac.uk)

For more information about the Sanger Centre, please visit our website at http://www.sanger.ac.uk.