Post-doctoral Research Associate - Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance in the model organism mouse

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoc position at University Of Cambridge. This fellowship is available for all students around the world. Applicants should apply before September 21, 2018.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Professor Eric Miska. The candidate will use a combined approach of studying behavioural and metabolic readouts in response to environmental challenges while elucidating molecular underpinnings. To achieve this she/he will be experienced in ex vivo and in vivo mouse phenotyping, in managing and maintaining genetically modified mouse lines including IVF and breeding monitoring and have a solid molecular background in assays to study gene expression and the epigenome, including RNA sequencing, q-RT-PCR, DNA methylation sequencing, proteomics and Chip-RT-PCR or sequencing. Skills in cell culture, especially in the derivation, culturing and differentiation of stem cells would be a plus. Ideally the candidate should already have obtained a PIL license.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject.

The position will be primarily based at the Sanger Institute, Hinxton.

For more information about the group, please visit:

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 March 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join the project. Informal enquiries are welcome via email to Please quote reference PR16658 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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