Research Assistant/Associate (Computational)

A computational Research Assistant/Associate position is available to join Professor Julie Ahringer’s laboratory to study regulatory elements, their relationship to repetitive sequences, and their evolution in Caenorhabditis.

The successful candidate will have, or be close to a completion of, a PhD in an area of computational biology, 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 programming, the analysis of regulatory and repetitive elements, the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq), and evolutionary analyses are essential. A thorough understanding of molecular biology techniques is also necessary.

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.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2018 in the first instance.

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Applications should include a CV including the names of two people who can provide a letter of reference, as well as a covering letter describing your research interests and why you are interested in the post. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Julie Ahringer at ( Please quote reference PR09809 on your application and in any correspondence about this

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