Post-doc positions in the Ahringer lab: Chromatin and transcription regulation

Post-doctoral Research Associate positions are available to join Prof. Julie Ahringer’s laboratory to study the regulation of chromatin in development and gene expression using the C. elegans model system. Experimental and computational positions are available.

Our research programme uses the powerful model organism C. elegans for uncovering general principles of eukaryotic chromatin regulation, focusing on transcription regulation and genome organization in a developmental context. We are particularly interested in recruiting individuals to study the mechanism of action of enhancers and the formation and regulation of different types of chromatin domains. Our laboratory addresses these questions by applying high-throughput and directed methods to analyse gene expression and epigenetic state and function in wild-type and mutant animals and tissues. For more information see Home | Ahringer Lab

Successful candidates will be motivated and organised individuals with a PhD in a relevant area, excellent verbal and written communication skills as evidenced by publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Expertise in a broad range of molecular biology techniques or in bioinformatics/computational analyses are essential. Previous experience in investigating transcription, epigenetic control of gene expression, and/or computational analyses are desirable.

Applications should include a CV including the names of two people who can provide a letter of reference, as well as a cover letter describing your research interests and why you are interested in the post.

The Gurdon Institute is located in the heart of the city of Cambridge, and is part of the University’s School of Biological Sciences. It is a world-renowned centre in developmental and cellular biology and cancer research. Supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, it benefits from state-of-the-art facilities including bioinformatics, media preparation and animal husbandry. It provides the best atmosphere for research and a vibrant environment that facilitates the interactions and collaborations between scientists within the Centre and within Cambridge. Its postdoc association not only encourages scientific and social interactions but also provides career development and teaching opportunities.

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