ESPOD Fellowship

Job Location
Wellcome Genome Campus
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.
We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.
If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

Job Description

EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute share the Wellcome Genome Campus. This proximity fosters close collaborations and contributes to an international and vibrant campus environment. Researchers are supported by easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities and an active seminar programme.

The EMBL-EBI–Sanger Postdoctoral (ESPOD) Programme builds on the strong collaborative relationship between the two institutes, offering projects which combine experimental (wet lab) and computational approaches.

Projects may be selected from pre-defined areas or proposed by the applicant. In the case of self-defined projects, the area of work must have been agreed with both EMBL-EBI and Sanger-based group leaders. Two postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2016, to start as soon as possible after October 2016 but within 12 months of the fellowship being awarded.

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Project details

Project 1 - Microbial immunobiome in inflammatory bowel disease (Finn/Thomson)
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Project 2 - Disentangling factors of gene expression regulation in human tissues and cells by transcriptomics and proteomics approaches (Brazma/Vizcaino/Choudhary)
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Project 3 - Identification of new players in human brown and beige adipocyte recruitment/activation as an anti-obesity strategy (Steinbeck/Vidal-Puig/Dougan)
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Project 4 - Improving the prediction of the pathogenic impact of missense variants by consideration of the domain architecture and 3D structure of proteins (Thornton/Hurles)
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Project 5 - Paleo-population genomics of mosquitoes: using museum specimens to investigate the past century of evolutionary responses to vector control in Anopheles mosquitoes (Kersey/Lawniczak)
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Project 6 - Evolutionary dynamics of early oncogenic driver events (Gerstung/Jones)
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How to Apply

Please apply online through

Applications should consist of the following:
1 - Cover letter specifying the project title and number you are applying for
2 - CV
3 - Two recent reference letters

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