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Postdoc Evolutionary Developmental Epigenomics

Posted by , on 19 October 2021

Job type: Postdoc

Location: London

Closing Date: 30 October 2021

An open post-doctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Alex de Mendoza at Queen Mary University of London (United Kingdom). This is a European Research Council funded position under the project METHYLEVOL, aimed at understanding the evolution of DNA methylation in animals and other eukaryotes. This position is for 2 years and can be extended up to 4 years.


The candidate should have previous experience in molecular biology. Most sought after experience is in cnidarian model systems (specifically Nematostella vectensis), including lab culture, genetic manipulation, spawning. Alternatively, experience in functional EvoDevo techniques of other non-traditional model systems is also welcome. Bioinformatics experience would be a plus, but we can train the candidates in this aspect. Ample opportunities for training in functional genomics. Find link to the application and salary/conditions details here:


Applications close on October 30th. All you need is:

1.- Curriculum vitae (CV).

2.- Motivation letter.

3.- Names and contact details of two references.


Potential candidates should not hesitate to get in touch with to discuss your interest in the posts and the projects, even if you cannot make it to the deadline.


More information on the group, publications and research topics in the group can be found in the laboratory website:


Research environment:


Queen Mary University of London and the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences are in London’s East End, and hosts a vibrant community of researchers with complementary expertise in evolutionary genomics and EvoDevo (, with access to state-of-the-art computational resources and genomics facilities. Furthermore, we are part of the Epigenetics Hub, a highly integrated group of researchers with different expertise in different aspects of epigenetics, from basic to applied research:

Salary: £33,324 to £40,194

Start date: 1 December 2021

Closing Date: 30 October 2021

Scientific fields: Chromatin and epigenetics, Evo-devo and eco-evo-devo, Gene regulation

Model systems: Other invertebrate

Duration: Fixed term

Minimum qualifications: PhD or about to get PhD

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