Vacancy ID:
9870
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Molecular and Cell Biology
Vacancy terms:
Full time, job share considered, fixed term contract till 31 March 2026
Salary details:
Grade 6 £31,396 to £36,024 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Hours per week:
37.5
18 Apr 2024
About the role

The project is part of an interdisciplinary, collaborative and international project involving groups in Imperial College London, the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) Amsterdam, the University of Oxford, and the University of Leicester.

This project focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms that control the regulation of 3D genome organisation. The 3D genome organization refers to the spatial arrangement of chromatin within the nucleus, including the positioning of chromosomes, formation of chromatin loops, and interactions between regulatory elements such as promoters and enhancers. The dysregulation of 3D genome organization has been increasingly recognized as a significant factor in cancer development and progression. We aim to understand the molecular mechanisms that enable control of 3D genome organization. Understanding these control mechanisms will be essential for identifying novel therapeutic strategies.

We offer:

  • Collaborative and supportive research environment
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Mentorship from experienced researchers and professors
  • Access to a vibrant scientific community
  • Opportunities for national and international collaborations

As a Research Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in conducting experiments, analysing data, and interpreting results. You will engage in interdisciplinary research that combines structural biology, molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics to gain a holistic understanding of molecular mechanisms that enable control of 3D genome organisation.

About you
 
The successful candidate should have a BSc, MSc or PhD Degree in a relevant field (Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Biophysics, Chemistry or related disciplines) and a strong background in quantitative skills or Biochemistry & molecular biology techniques. You will also have a passion for unravelling molecular mechanisms of biological processes and excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Additional information
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should made to Prof Daniel Panne [email protected]
 
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.
 
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