About the Project
The student will use a number of genetic, molecular and cell biological methods:
– Cell culture of patient-derived cells, primary and established cell lines
– Transfection with siRNA, shRNA and Crispr/Cas9 and overexpression of plasmids; treatments of cells with small molecules
– DNA cloning, RNA preparation and qRT-PCR techniques
– Protein preparation for western blotting, immunoprecipitation, subcellular fractionation, Proximity Ligation Assay
– Immunocytochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, Confocal analysis
– 3D culture models
– Scratch assays for cell movement
– FACS analysis
You will have a minimum of a 2:1 UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent in your first degree, in a relevant subject. A Master’s qualification (Merit or Distinction) in an appropriate discipline will be a distinct advantage.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Applicants whose first language is not English are expected to meet the minimum University requirements for postgraduate studies. SGUL accepts a minimum score of 6.5 overall (with no section less than 6.0), with higher scores being a distinct advantage.
How to apply
Please complete the application and equal opportunities forms from our website and ask your referees to complete the reference form (also on the website). All forms should then be returned to [email protected] by 5 pm on 11 October 2020. We are expecting to interview in the week commencing 9 November 2020.
Contact for information
Dr Anissa Chikh ([email protected])
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