The University of Edinburgh

Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Research Fellow
£33,797 – £40,322 per annum
Centre For Discovery Brain Sciences

The Osterweil lab is recruiting a motivated individual to fill a Wellcome Trust funded postdoctoral position in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Our research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of mRNA translation that drive normal function in specific neural circuits, and investigating how disruptions in protein synthesis contribute to autism and intellectual disability. The project will use cell type-specific TRAP-seq, ribosome profiling and single-cell RNA-seq to assess changes in specific neuronal populations during learning in mutant mouse models of autism.

The post requires relevant experience in Neuroscience research, with a PhD either obtained or expected within 6 months of the start of the contract. The applicant must have experience with molecular biology and biochemistry. Applicants with experience with analysing transcriptomic RNA-seq or related datasets and/or bioinformatics processing are particularly encouraged to apply. This is a full-time post. Interested applicants should send a CV and letters of reference to Emily.osterweil@ed.ac.uk.

Lab website: https://www.osterlab.org/

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 2 years.

Ref: 051777

Closing Date: 04 May 2020

For further particulars and to submit an application visit our website www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk

Please apply via recruiter’s website.