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Postdoctoral Fellow - Teichmann Group

Salary £31,115 to £39,004 plus excellent benefits.

Three years fixed term.

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute conducts cutting edge genomic research on an unprecedented scale and our laboratory teams play a vital role in enabling and supporting our science.

The Teichmann Group are looking for a dynamic and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join the team and undertake research on the ERC funded ThDefine grant, in particular to research molecular signalling of immune cells in health and disease at single-cell level. 

The sucessful candidate will be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • PhD in molecular biology or a relevant subject area
  • Experience with common molecular techniques including western-blotting, PCR and expression cloning
  • Basic skills with Python or similar programming language
  • Expertise with data analysis and interpretation
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and results to collaborators and occasionally present orally to large groups
  • Excellent working knowledge of the literature and practical applications of controlling gene regulation 

Ideal Skills

  • Expertise on translational regulation during cell-cycling
  • Experience with Next-Generation Sequencing assays
  • Experience with high-throughput methods for poly(A) tail length quantification
  • Experience working with and maintaining cells cultures

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Genome Campus Courses, Conferences and Public Engagement (CCPE) programme. The CCPE programme delivers training and engagement focussed around genomics, its applications, and implications.  Its vision is to inspire a range of audiences both on the Campus and beyond it, and make the world of genomics open and accessible to all.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops. In addition the Campus is home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.  

Closing date for applications: 2nd January 2017, however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline.