Research Fellow in Avian Biotechnology The University of Edinburgh, The Roslin Institute United Kingdom

The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh is offering a postdoctoral position in the group of Dr Mike McGrew. This position is funded as part of an institution collaboration with a world leading poultry genetics company. The project is to develop genome editing technology of chicken stem cells and the production of genome edited chicken.

The post-holder will be involved in the design of experiments and reagents through to the analysis of genome edited chicken. Applicants should have PhD in Biological Science or related subject. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and proactive individual with strong skills in either in genome editing of stem cells or avian cell culture and DNA editing reagents. Expertise in micromanipulation of chicken embryos would also be useful. In addition, bioinformatics skills that could be applied to the analysis stem cell genome integrity using DNAseq data would be useful but training could be provided. The applicant will complete high quality original research and will disseminate the data in refereed papers, presentations and conference abstracts. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team as well as semi-independently are important, as the successful applicant will need to communicate their findings to stakeholders and industrial partners.

Potential applicants may contact Dr Mike McGrew (Mike.Mcgrew@roslin.ed.ac.uk) in confidence to discuss the position (Tel. 44 (0)131 651 9100). Formal applications should be done through the website of The Roslin Institute.

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 24 months.


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