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Research Associate (Two positions available) - DNA delivery / genome engineering

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University of Bristol

Job number: ACAD103155
Division/School: School of Biochemistry
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: 32,548 - 36,613 per annum

Two post-doctoral positions in DNA delivery / genome engineering are available immediately at the cutting-edge Bristol Synthetic Biology Centre, BrisSynBio, a leading UK and international centre of excellence (

As part of a dynamic team, you will combine state-of-the-art CRISPR/Cas9-based genome engineering with cutting-edge gene delivery, biochemistry and imaging with to develop and roll-out next-generation technology for the treatment of genetic disease.

Experience with current gene editing tools (CRISPR/Cas9) and DNA recombineering methods (e.g. Gibson, redET, TR) is essential, knowledge of human dsDNA break repair (NHEJ, HR) and/or library-based in vitro selection/evolution techniques (e.g. ribosome display) is desirable.

Experience with eukaryotic tissue culture techniques is a definite plus. You will be based in the Berger (lead) laboratory in a highly collaborative setup including the Dillingham and Schaffitzel groups and GE Healthcare as industrial partner and sponsor. We are seeking to fill the posts asap.

For informal enquiries please contact; Imre Berger, +44 117 331 2147,, Mark Dillingham, +44 117 3312159, or Christiane Schaffitzel, +44 117 394 1869,

The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday the 12th of April 2018

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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Status: Research Scientist
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 16 Feb 2018
Expiry date: 12 Apr 2018
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