University of Birmingham (UB)

Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom

The University of Birmingham

Research Fellow – 95497
School of Biosciences
Full Time
Fixed term for 36 months
Grade 7 – Starting salary is in the range of £30,942 to £40,322 with potential progression once in post to £42,792

Post-doc position in Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule (Dscam) alternative splicing regulation

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc with a deep interest in alternative splicing regulation to join our molecular genetics Drosophila research group in the School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK to follow up on our findings about Dscam alternative splicing published recently in NAR and RNA (Haussmann et al, 2019, Ustaoglu et al, 2019) and reviewed in Hemani & Soller (2012).

Our laboratory is interested in determining the mechanism of Dscam alternative splicing to learn how spliceosome assembly has been exploited for this exceptional case of mutually exclusive splicing and how these novel rules impact on splicing in humans. We have developed unique genetic tools that now allow us to finally explain Dscam alternative splicing in a Drosophila transgenic system.

Applicants must hold (or be near completion) a PhD degree in biology and extensive experience in Drosophila genetics, cloning and transgenesis. Experience in Illumina sequencing and data analysis would be appreciated.

This BBSRC funded fixed-term appointment is initially available for 36 months starting 1. April 2020. Starting salary is in the range of £30,942 to £40,322 with potential progression once in post to £42,792

For information visit and for informal enquiries please contact Dr Matthias Soller (

Closing date: 27/1/2020 Reference: 95497

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