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Research Associate in Synthetic Genomics

Job Reference : S&E-10884
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 20/11/2017
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum (depending on experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Chemical Biology & Biological Chemistry
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : From 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2018

We are looking for an ambitious and talented postdoc to work on exciting synthetic genomics projects, such as the international synthetic yeast genome project ( and/or the international Genome Project-Write ( It is essential that the postdoc is highly skilled with extensive experience and knowledge in the use of genome engineering. A good understanding of chromosome biology will be essential. A strong collaborative team-based ethos is imperative. It is essential to have a relevant PhD in synthetic biology, cell biology, genetics, genomics or relevant disciplinary, with good journal publication record.

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. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:                                                                                                         
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Patrick Cai


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Further Particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.