Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Gene Targeting Specialist


We are seeking a proactive and highly motivated individual to deliver gene targeting capabilities at the Babraham Institute.
The successful applicant will work closely with scientific staff and will be embedded in the Epigenetics Institute Strategic Programme (ISP) in order to foster a strong scientific working environment, whilst delivering genetically modified mouse models for groups across the whole Institute. Opportunities to participate in significant high impact research leading to publications will be available.
The ideal candidate will possess the skills required to undertake all aspects of the generation of transgenic mouse models via zygotic microinjection, as well as targeted ES cell mediated chimeric animal generation with germline transmission of the modified allele, and will have an advanced understanding of how to establish effective breeding strategies for generation of chimeric/transgenic mice.
The ideal candidate should be closely acquainted with molecular biological approaches to generate and use targeting vectors and genome editing RNA tools and good knowledge of ES cell biology including recent advances in the field is highly desirable.
The job holder will be expected to compile, maintain, interpret and present data.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills will be essential in order to clearly present technical and conceptual information verbally and in writing to a wide variety of people with varying levels of knowledge.
The successful candidate must have sufficient knowledge and professional reputation and experience to hold a UK Home Office project licence.

Full details of the position can be found here.
Starting salary is £30,751 per annum to £39,005 per annum depending on experience.

On applying please quote reference GTS-PRG-PERM. 
Closing date for completed applications is Thursday, 28 June 2018.
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The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing disabled people.
The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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