A2279R – Research Assistant

Newcastle University

Newcastle University – Northern Institute for Cancer Research

You will join a research programme focussing on identification of clinically relevant biomarkers and therapeutic targets in leukaemia. The project will be based in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, under the supervision of Dr Gordon Strathdee and Dr Elaine Willmore. You will focus specifically on the identification and functional analysis of epigenetically regulated genes that are important in control of drug sensitivity in CLL.

You will possess a degree in a relevant subject in biomedical sciences and have in-depth subject knowledge in the area of epigenetics and leukaemia. You will have experience in contemporary cancer genomics, molecular biology and/or functional cell biology, and a keen interest to develop your research skills in these areas.

You will have excellent problem solving abilities and information and computing skills. Evidence of well-developed critical thinking, ability to analyse biological data, good oral communication skills, flexible independent working, initiative, and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

Tenable for nine months, available from 1 November 2015.

This post is based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Strathdee (; +44 (191) 282 1349) and Dr Willmore (; +44 (191) 208 4301).

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for women working in science, and the HR Excellence in Research award.

Faculty of Medical Sciences

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