Job Description

Post-graduate Training Fellowship
- University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Description: One graduate training fellowship position is available for a period of three years in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. The position is funded by the MARIE CURIE Initial Training Programme “InteGer”. The programme focuses on studies of chromatin structure and epigenetic modification regulating cellular differentiation.

The successful candidate will be registered for PhD training whilst employed by the University on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network and will contribute to the work of the project; this involves the application of next generation sequencing technology in order to correlate gene expression to transcription factor binding site occupancy during erythroid cell differentiation as well as DNA-protein binding microarrays.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a good degree in a relevant subject, should have experience of molecular biology techniques such as protein expression and purification, cell culture, gel electrophoresis and demonstrable skills in basic bioinformatics including DNA sequence analysis. Microarray data analysis skills or advanced sequence analysis skills will be an advantage.

Under the terms of the EU funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must

  • be a national of any country other than the UK
  • have less than 4 years’ full time equivalent research experience after graduation
  • have been resident in the UK for less than 12 months in the past three years.
UK nationals may apply only if they hold dual citizenship and can provide evidence that they have resided and carried out their main activity outside the UK for at least 5 years immediately prior to appointment.

Salary Details: The EU funding for these positions provides a basic salary in the region of 2,700 euros per month, plus an allowance to cover the costs associated with working in a different country (500 euros per month for a single person or 800 euros per month for a married person) and travel and career exploratory allowances. This amount will be paid in sterling equivalent and will be subject to exchange rate variation. It will also be subject to income tax and social security deductions applicable in the UK.

Application Details: For further information please use the contact link below.

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Closing Date: 2009-04-30

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