Research Technician, Molecular Neuroendocrinology

United Kingdom
£26,243 per annum
12 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Bristol Medical School
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £26,243 per annum
Closing date for applications 28-Apr-2019

We are seeking a skilled Research Technician to join the team in the School of Translational Health Sciences under the supervision of Professor David Murphy.

You will work on a Leverhulme Trust funded project entitled “How does the one-humped Arabian camel survive in the desert without drinking?”

Desertification and climate change will impact on the resource security of many of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The Arabian camel thrives in harsh desert conditions and can survive extended periods of dehydration. We will determine the genomic and physiological basis of this adaptation. We will ask how the expression of genes in the brain and kidney changes following dehydration. These data will then be subjected to mathematical analyses that will allow is to identify key survival genes.

You will have experience with gene expression quantification techniques (qPCR, in situ hybridisation, immunocytochemistry), the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues whilst using initiative to solve problems encountered in the research context and good interpersonal skills.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor David Murphy,

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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