Leicester, UK: TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN DROSOPHILA CHRONOBIOLOGY
Two post-doctoral positions are available in the Department of
Genetics at the University of Leicester. In this role you will join a
new BBSRC-funded project aimed at understanding the molecular and
cellular basis for circadian phase (chronotype) in the fruit fly
Drosophila melanogaster. This project represents a collaboration among
the three fly groups in Leicester (Dr Rosato, er6 from le.ac.uk; Dr Tauber,
et22 from le.ac.uk; Prof Kyriacou, cpk from le.ac.uk) which are internationally
recognised as a centre for excellence in the circadian field.
You will have a PhD, or in the process of submitting a PhD, in a
relevant area of Biosciences as well as having had previous
experience of relevant experimental techniques. For the first position
(ref: MBP00240) these techniques include cloning, luciferase assays,
immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy in-situ hybridisation and
expression analysis (qPCR). For the second position (ref: MBP00224),
previous experience with microarrays, high-throughput sequencing,
bioinformatics and quantitative genetics would be an advantage.
The University of Leicester is ranked within the top 12 universities
in Britain and our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high
quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and
led the Times Higher Education Supplement to describe us as âelite
without being elitistâ (THES 2008 âUniversity of the Yearâ).
The deadline for applications is 15 October 2010
For more information, please see the University website. For informal
inquiries please contact Dr Rosato, or Dr Tauber.
Please apply through the University website:
http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/personnel/how (use either ref MBP00240 or
Eran Tauber (PhD)
Lecturer in Molecular Evolution
Dept. of Genetics
University of Leicester
University Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH
Phone: 44 (0)116 252-3455, 252-3421 (lab) Fax: 44 (0)116 252-3378