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Research Associate in Gene Expression Dynamics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016720

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/06/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £34,804 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Molecular & Cellular Function

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from as soon as possible until 30 November 2022

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

A Research Associate position is available to study how gene expression dynamics control cell fate decisions during development, using the Drosophila embryo as a model.  This project will use a combination of cutting-edge live imaging, single molecule FISH and CRISPR genome editing approaches to study and perturb gene expression dynamics.  You will join a team of experimental and computational biologists, led by Professors Hilary Ashe and Magnus Rattray, which is funded by a Wellcome Trust programme investigating spatiotemporal gene expression dynamics at single-cell resolution (e.g. Vinter et al, Dev 2021; Hoppe et al, Dev Cell 2020; Bowles et al, biorxiv 2020).  For further details of research within the Ashe lab, see:  You should hold or be working towards a PhD or equivalent in a biological science, be highly motivated and have an interest in developmental gene expression.  The position is available for 18 months in the first instance.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Name: Prof Hilary Ashe


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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