Research Fellow Position, Department of Structural and Molecular Biology

We are recruiting a post-doctoral Research Fellow to dissect the interactions regulating local mRNA translation in neurons. The Research Fellow will take advantage of the biophysical understanding of the IMP1/ZBP1 system achieved in the Ramos laboratory and use single molecule microscopy, MERFISH and transcriptome wide analysis of in cell interactions (e.g. iCLIP) to define IMP1 key regulatory and operating principles. The Research Fellow will work in close collaboration with a Structural Biologist within the RNA Regulation Laboratory and with collaborating teams at the Francis Crick Institute and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour in London, as well as collaborators in the US.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or about to submit) in Cellular and Molecular Biology. S/he must have skills in cell culture, basic cellular and molecular assays and basic bioinformatics and data analysis. S/he must have experience in RNA Biology. Experience in the iCLIP and equivalent techniques is desirable.

The position is available in the first instance from the 1st of March 2019 to 28th of February 2021, with the possibility of extension.

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