Research Associate in Epigenetic Research

University of Cambridge Department of Plant Sciences

United Kingdom

Applications are invited for postdoctoral research associate in molecular genetics, working with David Baulcombe and his group in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. The position is BBSRC funded for up to 36 months, starting on January 4th 2021 at the latest.

In the current project we aim to identify genome features that influence the establishment and maintenance of epigenetic marks. What defines the loci that have stable epigenetic marks from those with either unstable marks or that are do not have either DNA methylation or chromatin modifications?

The proposed work will involve extensive and detailed characterization of the epigenome and patterns of gene expression in tomato lines derived from cmt3 mutants using molecular and computational approaches. The analysis will include a multiple correspondence analysis in order to classify the epigenome in terms of struct features or combinations of features that correlate with epigenetic marks.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD in a relevant subject and a background in genetics and molecular biology. A high level of bioinformatic and statistical skill is essential. Experience working with RNA and familiarity with the general field of epigenetics would be an asset.

The successful candidate should be capable of working independently on this project, whilst integrated into an interactive and supportive research group. Together with PI David Baulcombe they will supervise a research technician who will be appointed to work on this project.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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Please upload your CV, covering letter and publication list to submit your application. For any queries on the position please contact Del Hawtin Please notice that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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