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Postdoctoral position – MRC Department of Biomedical/Developmental Genetics, University of Sheffield, UK

Posted by , on 26 October 2011

Closing Date: 15 March 2021


The Research Associate will work in the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics within the Department of Biomedical Science.  The department has an active community of researchers specialising in different aspects of developmental biology.  You will take part in a project aiming to understand how cell proliferation is temporally integrated with digit patterning during vertebrate limb development.  For further information, see Towers, Nature 452, 882; Towers, Development 136, 179; and Towers, Nature Communications 2, 426.  The project is expected to branch into areas including stem cell biology and regeneration.

Candidates should have a PhD in vertebrate developmental biology or equivalent experience.  You should have proven experience in using the mouse and/or the chick as model systems and in molecular biology methods, including in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry.  Experience in protein biochemistry, confocal microscopy and FACS analysis is desirable.  Candidates are expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, for example shown by a record of peer reviewed publications and presentations at international scientific meetings.  Dr Matthew Towers manages this post and the project, which is funded by the Medical Research Council.  The post is available from 1 January 2012 for a fixed period of 36 months.

Apply for the job online at the University of Sheffield vacancies page.

Job Reference Number: UOS003508

Job Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate

Contract Type: Fixed-term, available from 1 January 2012 for a period of 3 years

Salary: Grade 7

£28,251 to £31,798 per annum

Closing Date: 25th November 2011

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