Research Assistant in Casanueva lab (Babraham Institute, Cambridge UK)

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr Olivia Casanueva. The research group is interested in finding the mechanisms underlying transcriptional inter-individual variability in genes that modulate lifespan and determining to what extent it explains individual-to-individual differences in the rates of ageing.

The successful candidate will work on elucidating the mechanisms of ageing using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system. The multi-disciplinary research project will require testing predictions obtained from modelling approaches. The post-holder is expected to perform experiments using genomics, metabolomics and molecular biology.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject; a Master’s degree is preferred. Applicants must have previous experience working in a lab and be familiar with basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR and knowledge of sterile technique. Experience in extraction of nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) is desirable. Previous experience using C.elegans would also be highly desirable.

This is a limited term appointment with funding for this post expected to be available for a period of one year from April 2019.

A full job specification and role requirements can be found here hireful.

Closing date for applications is Monday 25 February 2019.