Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Vacancies

Current vacancies within the Institute of Genetics and Cancer (formerly the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine - IGMM)

 A summary of current vacancies is provided below. Queries can be directed to the contact provided within the job vacancy or email Human Resources: hr@igc.ed.ac.uk

Flow Cytometry Technician

Centre: School of Medicine - MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute of Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh

Closing Date: 28/01/2022

We are looking for a Flow Cytometry Technician (CT) to join the IGC flow cytometry team.

The Opportunity:

This is an opportunity to join a small dynamic flow cytometry team providing cell sorting and analysis as well as single cell services to the IGC and other university departments.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot flow cytometry instruments; analyser and sorters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Previous laboratory health and safety experience
  • Minimum HNC/HND in biological sciences subject, preferably educated to degree level.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Centre: School of Medicine - MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute of Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh

Closing Date: 31/01/2022

We have a postdoctoral researcher opportunity available in the newly formed laboratory of Dr. Hannah Long at the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh.

The Opportunity:

We seek an outstanding candidate to join the group of Dr. Hannah Long, within a programme aimed at understanding mechanisms of gene regulation in human craniofacial development and disease. The group is part of the MRC Human Genetics Unit, which is a highly multidisciplinary environment, and is home to a number of groups with a shared interest in chromosome biology, development and human genetic disorders. Whilst a number of projects are available, we are particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms by which multiple enhancers cooperate to drive expression of a target gene. The successful candidate will leverage human embryonic stem cell models of facial development and genetic engineering approaches as employed in Long et al, Cell Stem Cell, 2020 to explore enhancer function across complex gene regulatory landscapes. The candidate will further utilise and develop high throughput screening approaches in vitro and imaging approaches in vivo for assessing and perturbing enhancer combinatorial activity.

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Statistical Geneticist

Centre: Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Closing Date: 31/01/2022

We are looking for an ambitious statistical geneticist to join the DecodeME team. You will have the skills necessary to perform case-control genome-wide association studies to delineate the contribution of genetic variants to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

The Opportunity:

You would take the lead role in the statistical analyses of genotype data from DNA samples from DecodeME volunteers, and matched controls from the UK Biobank.

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Project Manager - X-Net

Centre: Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh

Closing Date: 7/02/2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Manager to deliver the national X-Net project. The X-Net initiative will actively forge links among disparate research communities and activities, adding value to the MRC portfolio, by bringing together quantitatively trained scientists, mathematically minded biomedical researchers, and data scientists. It will enhance the potential, quality and impact of cross-disciplinary investigators and their research across the MRC Unit portfolio and beyond.

The Opportunity:

The Project Manager will lead on establishing a UK-wide Cross-Disciplinary Training Network (X-Net) led out of the MRC Human Genetics Unit. Their particular responsibilities will include network planning and monitoring, team communication and reporting. The Project Manager will monitor progress against targets, resolving problems and working closely with other members of X-Net in Edinburgh, Dundee and Oxford.

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