Job title: Postdoctoral Training Fellow
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Fixed-term, 4 years
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 10106
We seek a talented and passionate scientist to join the lab of Lucia Prieto-Godino (https://prietogodinolab.org/).
The project will investigate the mechanisms regulating transcriptional and proteomic diversity in neurons. In particular, we recently found prevalent neuronal-specific regulation of stop codon readthrough in Drosophila (Prieto-Godino et al. Nature 2016), raising the possibility of this being a mechanism to generate alternative neuron-specific protein functions. The project will investigate how this process is regulated, its functional significance, and whether is conserved in vertebrates.
The ideal candidate would have experience analysing RNA-seq data, as well as with molecular and cell biology lab work. A high degree of independence is expected, as well as the ability to coordinate with multiple core facilities at the crick, including the sequencing and the high-throughput screening STPs.
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.
- If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
- The closing date for applications is 27 March 2019 at 23:30.
- All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.