Postdoctoral Researcher in Oncology

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with Dr Sarah Blagden and her group to evaluate the role of the RNA-binding protein La-related protein 1 (LARP1) in cancer. The lab has previously identified that LARP1 regulates the stability of mRNAs encoding cancer genes in ovarian, cervical and lung cancer.
You will provide support to the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre GCP Laboratory within the Department of Oncology. This post will be funded by the ECMC (led by Dr Blagden) and you will be expected to take an active role in the supervision of the ECMC GCP laboratory facility and be involved in developing robust validated methods for specific RNA biomarkers, following GCP guidelines.
You will have a PhD or MD in a life science discipline, or an equivalent vocational qualification. You will also have demonstrable expertise in molecular biology, genetics and/or biochemistry. Detailed knowledge of the procedures relevant to working with mammalian cell culture systems is also an essential requirement of the role.
This is a full-time post and is available for 3 years.
All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 5 May 2017. Interviews are scheduled for 18 May 2017.

Closing Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:00
Organisation: 
Department of Oncology
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