Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated candidate who shares a passion for scientific discovery to join an interactive, interdisciplinary and international team in the Epigenetics Programme (  

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will work on an ERC starting grant to study ageing using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system.
What drives the ageing process is an unsolved problem in biology. Ageing is a multifactorial process that involves the decline of protein folding homeostasis (proteostasis), mitochondrial dysfunction and metabolism among other cellular functions. Both the loss and the enhancement of proteostasis are associated with ageing and age-related disorders in diverse model systems.
The maintenance of proteostasis requires a complex network of interactions among transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms, however their dynamic relationship during ageing is not known. To study network architecture during the ageing process, the candidate will exploit inter-individual variability in gene expression to infer gene network architecture and study the mechanisms underlying the widespread rewiring of proteostasis networks during early phases of the ageing process.
Applicants will have a PhD in an appropriate subject and have experience in molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics and systems or C. elegans.
This position is available for one year in the first instance.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Olivia Casanueva
Full details of the position can be found here.
Starting salary is £30,751 per annum.

On applying please quote reference ERC-OC-LTC. 
Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 17 January 2017.  

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