Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Expiry Date: 20 November 2014
Salary Scale: £31,342 - £37,394
Overview: Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in the laboratory of Prof Val Brunton at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre (ECRC) within the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Western General Hospital campus. The Brunton lab investigates the role of adhesion-linked signalling pathways in tumour progression and normal cell homeostasis. The successful candidate will work on a project funded by DEBRA to uncover the role of the adhesion-linked protein Kindlin-1 in basic cell functions such as mitosis and cell cycle progression associated with tumour progression and the development of Kindler syndrome, an autosomal recessive genodermatosis that results from loss-of-function mutations in the KIND1 gene.
Vacancy Reference: 031726
The current Director of the HGU, Professor Nick Hastie FRS, will stand down in early 2016 and the University and the MRC are seeking to appoint an outstanding scientist and visionary leader to succeed Professor Hastie as Director.