Job offer in london Postdoctoral Research Assistant HBD0030-1 at Brunel University London



Brunel University London – Environment and Health/Institute of Environment, Health and Societies

 Vacancy Ref:HBD0030-1

This post will be based at the University of Leicester

This post is one of a number of exciting opportunities to join a new team setting up the Centre for Health Effects of Radiological and Chemical Agents (CHRC), the aim of which is to explore the health impact of radiological and chemical agents on military personnel and their families. Funded by the Nuclear Community Charity Fund, CHRC will initially be devoted to support the needs of the aged nuclear community and their families by exploring the health impact of participation at the nuclear weapons test sites in the 1950s and 1960s. CHRC will involve a multi-disciplinary team of biologists, social scientists and toxicologists and will carry out research for translation into evidence-based advice, education and support for potentially affected communities.

The post-holder will be employed by Brunel University London however will carry out their duties under the day-day supervision of Prof Yuri Dubrova at the University of Leicester. The post holder will have the necessary expertise in molecular genetics to undertake the mutational analysis (next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis) of human families from the nuclear community and control populations. The post holder will facilitate the day-to-day running and coordination of experimental work.

For further information, please contact Professor Yuri Dubrova (yed2@leicester.ac.uk) and/or Dr Rhona Anderson (Rhona.Anderson@brunel.ac.uk).

The post is available for 24 months from 1 September 2017.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 9 July 2017

Interviews will take place on either 17 or 18 July 2017 in Leicester.

For further details and to apply please visit https://careers.brunel.ac.uk

This position does not meet the University criteria for Tier 2 sponsorship.

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