Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Division of Developmental Biology, MRC-NIMR. Funding is available for 2 years from the Simon’s Foundation, an international sponsor of autism research, for a project led by Drs John Jacob and James Briscoe. The successful candidate will build on prior genetic approaches in autism by investigating the molecular pathology of abnormal development of critical neuronal groups in the brainstem in autism. This will involve in vivo analysis of a mouse genetic model of autism, as well as proteomic approaches and yeast two hybrid screens. A strong background in molecular biology techniques will be essential for successful completion of this project. Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline.
MRC-NIMR provides a supportive and collaborative environment, comprising state-of-the-art imaging and mass spectrometry, high throughput sequencing and computational facilities, FACS, and excellent transgenic fish, frog and mouse facilitates. The research infrastructure is complemented by an exciting seminar programme, career development training opportunities, sports and leisure facilities and an active postdoctoral researchers’ forum.
Applications should include a cover letter, full Curriculum Vitae and the names and addresses of three referees (attached as one document).
Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk and complete an online application form. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, Please quote reference number IRC*****.
Closing date: 10th November 2011
The MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Final appointments will be subject to a pre employment screening