A Brain Research UK-sponsored research assistant position for a highly motivated scientist is available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Barros at the Peninsula School of Medicine of Plymouth University, UK. The project is an opportunity to characterise novel targets and its human orthologue genes potentially involved in brain tumour initiation and growth, which have been identified in our laboratory. Molecular biology, cellular and biochemical techniques will be employed, including gene loss and gain of function assays, FACS, RT-qPCR, immunochemistry, western-blotting and confocal imaging. Work will make use of human brain tumour cell lines, tumour tissues and Drosophila brain as a model. A relevant 1st class or 2:1 (or equivalent) Bachelor degree is required and a postgraduate research degree may be preferred. You must have experience in some of the mentioned techniques, in particular cell culture and tissue work, and a suitable background knowledge. Good analytical, organisational and presentation skills, ability to multitask and collaborate with team members, and a genuine dedication to the research work are essential. Please include a cover letter detailing suitability/ experience/ interest and an academic CV with your application, in addition to ensure that 1-2 academic references are received.
Full or part time; Fixed term: initially 7 months if full time; Salary start: £24,983/ year.
Closing date for applications: 1st January 2018
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