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Vacancies

Whether you are a graduate student or a seasoned post doc, we are always interested in hearing from people keen to be part of our team. Please send us your CV or apply for one of the vacancies listed below.
   

Technologist in Metabolic Metrology

Vacancy Ref: :

045013

Closing Date :

25-Sep-2018

Contact Person :

Prof Alistair Elfick

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Contact Email :

Alistair.Elfick@ed.ac.uk

   

Genetic modification of cells and organisms is now a very well established technology. There are a range of tools capable of achieving transfection with high-fidelity, ease and efficiency. The challenge has now moved to the characterisation of phenotype for the modified organism, with a particular technology gap existing in accessing single-cell, dynamic data for metabolic processes. The Technologist will be actively involved in contributing to the standard development programme of the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology (UK-CMSB), in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory. They will be primarily responsible for delivering technologies for characterisation of metabolic activity within mammalian cells, with their reduction to practise as standard protocols. Their secondary role is the support of collaboration with academic and research staff and students of the UK-CMSB. The post holder will ensure that the development of UK-CMSB technology standards supports and keeps pace with the research requirements, liaising with industry, collaborators and users, advising and training staff and students.

Fixed-term for 24 months.

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Mammalian Synthetic Biology)

Vacancy Ref: :

045080

Closing Date :

01-Oct-2018

Contact Person :

Jamie Davies

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Contact Email :

jamie.davies@ed.ac.uk

   

An opportunity has arisen for a post-doctoral researcher to join a synthetic biology project dedicated to controlling morphogenesis using optogenetic technologies. The work will involve design and construction of genetic devices (from proven modular elements already made in this lab), mammalian cell and tissue culture, imaging, and associated techniques. All work will be done in culture (there is no in vivo work involved). The ideal applicant would have a very strong background in genetic engineering, coupled with a good knowledge of at least some of the following; cell or developmental biology, synthetic biology, tissue engineering and imaging.

This is a 24-month project (ending no later than 14/11/2020)

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Optogenetics and Tissue Engineering)

Vacancy Ref: :

045087

Closing Date :

02-Oct-2018

Contact Person :

Jamie Davies

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Contact Email :

jamie.davies@ed.ac.uk

   

An opportunity has arisen for a post-doctoral researcher to join a, EU-funded project dedicated to developing optogenetic technologies for tissue engineering. The work will involve design and construction of genetic devices, mammalian cell and tissue culture, imaging, and associated techniques. All work will be done in culture (there is no in vivo work involved). The ideal applicant would have a very strong background in genetic engineering, coupled with a good knowledge of at least some of the following; cell or developmental biology, synthetic biology, tissue engineering and imaging.

This is a 60-month project.

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