THE GUY'S, KING'S & ST THOMAS' SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
(University of London), Division of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Guy's Hospital Campus
Non-clinical Postdoctoral Research Assistant 1A
Invertebrate models of muscular dystrophy
Interested in using basic science to investigate the biology of human disease? Dystrophin has been known for 15 years to be defective in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but its basic biological function remains uncertain. We have characterised components of the dystrophin complex in Drosophila and a range of other invertebrate animals, and now need a Non-clinical Postdoctoral Research Assistant 1A to work on an exciting BBSRC-funded follow-up study. The successful applicant will work in the group of Dr Roland Roberts in the Division of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Guy's Campus. He/she will be expected to make innovative use of molecular biological, genetic and immunological methods to dissect the structure and function of the dystrophin complex in Drosophila and other invertebrates. Our group works at the interface of basic and clinical science to enhance the understanding of muscular dystrophy and other human genetic disorders.
Applicants should have an honours degree in the biological sciences and must a PhD in molecular/cell biology, genetics, or a related subject. Knowledge of basic molecular biological techniques and experience of Drosophila handling will be an advantage.
The post is for three years. Salary in the range £17,451 - 19,486 p.a. plus £2,134 p.a. London Weighting Allowance.
For an informal discussion please telephone Dr Roland Roberts on +44-20-7955-2510 or e-mail roland.roberts at kcl.ac.uk
For further details and an application form please send an A4 size self-addressed envelope quoting reference: G/MMG/873 to the School of Medicine Personnel Office, 4th Floor, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK. Closing date: 18th April 2002.
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