Research Associate in DNA Delivery / Genome Engineering

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
15 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2018

Research Associate (Two positions available) 

Job number   ACAD103155 
Division/School   School of Biochemistry 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern    Full time 
Salary   £32,548 - £36,613 per annum 
Closing date for applications    12-Apr-2018 

Two post-doctoral positions in DNA delivery / genome engineering are available immediately at the cutting-edge Bristol Synthetic Biology Centre, BrisSynBio, a leading UK and international centre of excellence (
As part of a dynamic team, you will combine state-of-the-art CRISPR/Cas9-based genome engineering with cutting-edge gene delivery, biochemistry and imaging with to develop and roll-out next-generation technology for the treatment of genetic disease.
Experience with current gene editing tools (CRISPR/Cas9) and DNA recombineering methods (e.g. Gibson, redET, TR) is essential, knowledge of human dsDNA break repair (NHEJ, HR) and/or library-based in vitro selection/evolution techniques (e.g. ribosome display) is desirable.
Experience with eukaryotic tissue culture techniques is a definite plus. You will be based in the Berger (lead) laboratory in a highly collaborative setup including the Dillingham and Schaffitzel groups and GE Healthcare as industrial partner and sponsor. We are seeking to fill the posts asap.
For informal enquiries please contact; Imre Berger, +44 117 331 2147,, Mark Dillingham, +44 117 3312159, or Christiane Schaffitzel, +44 117 394 1869,
The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday the 12th of April 2018
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities. 

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