PhD and Postdoctoral Positions

Arbeitgeber MRC Harwell - Medical Research Council
Standort Oxford, United Kingdom
Veröffentlicht 21. October 2015
Gültig bis 31. December 2015


PhD and Postdoctoral positions available

Genetics of Disease, Development and Ageing

MRC Harwell, composed of the Mammalian Genetics Unit and the Mary Lyon Centre, is an international centre for mouse genetics at the forefront of research into disease, development and ageing. We are recruiting PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, technical specialists, bioinformaticians and a statistician to conduct research in a number of areas including:

*• Large-scale mouse functional genomics to uncover the gene/phenotype landscape
• Genetic basis of type 2 diabetes
• Genetics of circadian rhythms and sleep in health and disease
• The genetics and pathology of deafness
• The role of cilia in development and disease
• Disorders of sex development
• Bioinformatics of mouse models of disease
• Statistical genomics*

We are seeking outstanding postdoctoral researchers who are highly motivated, with a good knowledge of genetics and an interest in using the mouse as a model system. Candidates must have published in a peer-reviewed journal, be capable of critical thinking and have the ability to formulate fundamental questions in their areas of interest that can be tested experimentally. See our website for the posts available and individual closing dates (

Our PhD students register with the University of Oxford and embark on a 4-year PhD programme, with an initial rotation in two laboratories. Candidates must have a first class or 2.1 honours degree, or equivalent, in biological science or a related discipline. Please send the application form available at with a CV and cover letter to The closing date for PhD applications is 31 December 2015.

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