Research Associate - School of Biochemistry

Bristol, City of Bristol (GB)
£33,199 - £37,345 per annum
25 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate

Job number   ACAD103861
Division/School   School of Biochemistry
Contract type   Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern   Full time
Salary    £33,199 - £37,345 per annum
Closing date for applications    01-Apr-2019 

A Research Associate position is available on a Wellcome Trust-University of Bristol iTP partnership funded project to create and characterise novel cellular disease model systems of b-thalassemia. 

The project will utilise our recently developed immortalised erythroid line BEL-A that recapitulates erythropoiesis, along with CRISPR genome editing to create sublines with b-globin gene mutations introduced recapitulating b-thalassemia disease phenotypes. The lines will be extensively characterised both to validate disease phenotype and to provide a data resource.

The position is open to candidates who have a PhD in Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related discipline. Experience of designing components for and performing CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, lentiviral transduction, cell culture and analysis techniques such as multiplex flow cytometry, gel electrophoresis and cell morphological analysis are essential.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Jan Frayne, tel: +44 (0)117 3312127 or email:

The closing date for applications is 23:59pm on the 1st April 2019. 

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