Postdoc position, University of Leicester, UK

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Drosophila genetics/molecular biology/neurogenetics

Vacancy ID: 3194: Location:Leicester: Department:Genetics and Genome Biology

Vacancy terms: Full-time fixed term contract for three years:  Salary details: Grade 7 £34,804 to £35,835 per annum 

Hours per week:37.5;  Advert closes midnight on:17 Jun 2021

About the role

This role is to study the role of Cryptochrome in the mediation of magnetic field effects in Drosophila melanogaster. You will carry out experimental, analytical, administrative and science-communication work as required to support the Kyriacou/Rosato laboratories and liaise and collaborate with our partner laboratory in Manchester, headed by Prof Richard Baines.

About you

With a PhD in molecular genetics or similar subject you will have experience in Drosophila gal4/gal80/UAS technology, qPCR, generating constructs for fly transformation and confocal microscopy. You must have a track record of contributing to peer-reviewed journal papers, ideally with experience of presenting results at meetings. You must be familiar with the standard techniques of molecular biology, molecular genetics and the behaviour of Drosophila. An interest in physics and magnetic fields would be helpful. 

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Prof Charalambos Kyriacou on or 0116 252 3430.