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Career Development Fellow

Systems Microscopy Studies of Cell Division and Cell Fate Determination
National Institute For Medical Research - Division of Stem Cell Biology & Developmental Genetics

A three-year post-doctoral Career Development Fellowship is available in the Thorpe lab at the National Institute for Medical Research, London. The lab uses the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae to study fundamental aspects of cell division. The project is focused upon identifying the molecular pathways that control asymmetric cell division. We employ a combination of yeast genomics approaches and high-throughput fluorescence microscopy to identify the genes responsible for asymmetry in yeast.
The work will include yeast genetics, genomics, fluorescence imaging and image analysis. There will be scope to extend these studies into mammalian cell culture models as appropriate. Candidates should have experience in genetics, microbiology and molecular biology demonstrated by publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Preference will be given to candidates with significant computational ability, for example, an aptitude to program in PERL to facilitate genomics data analysis or experience with computational image analysis.
Situated in Mill Hill, North West London, NIMR is the largest MRC institute, supporting some 70 research groups and 500 bench scientists. The Institute provides excellent training for researchers in a multi-disciplinary environment and is equipped with state of the art facilities.
Salary range is from £27,513 per annum inclusive of location allowance. MRC final salary pension scheme is also available.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at 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 IRC13747.
Closing date: 31st March 2011
Interview date: Week commencing 18th & 25th April 2011