Postdoc Position in Epitranscriptomics (m6A mRNA methylation)

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc with a deep interest in epitranscriptomics to join our molecular genetics Drosophila research group in the School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK to follow up on our findings published recently in Nature (Haussmann et al, 2016). Our laboratory is interested in resolving the function of m6A mRNA methylation in the regulation gene expression. We are applying a combination of state of the art genetic and molecular tools in a Drosophila genetic model complemented by in vitro molecular biology assays to understand how methylation sites are selected and how methylation levels are determined. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in biology and have extensive experience in molecular biology. Previous experience in Drosophila genetics or other genetic model systems would be appreciated. This BBSRC funded fixed–‐term appointment is available for 36 months starting in 2018. Starting salary is in the range of £28,982 to £40,082. To apply, please go to http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGH859/research–‐fellow (Ref 58446) before 7. January 2017. Applications should include a full CV, a one page personal statement and contact details for at least two referees. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Matthias Soller (m.soller@bham.ac.uk)