Closing Date: 13 February 2014
You will investigate the mechanisms of long bone growth and characterise pathogenetic mechanisms in human genetic bone diseases. You will be based within the Institute of Genetic Medicine (IGM) under the direction of Professor Michael Briggs and be working in close collaboration with other colleagues within IGM and the Institute of Cellular Medicine (ICM).
You will have a PhD in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology or a related area. You will have a proven track record of research in the area of in vivo genetic models and/or cartilage pathobiology to join this project within a new EU Frame Work 7 Programme "Systems Biology for the functional validation of genetic determinants of skeletal disease".
You should have advanced experience in studying mouse models of human genetic bone diseases and will have or obtain a personal licence to work with mice. It is also desirable to be proficient in histology, immunohistochemistry and biochemistry of cartilage, and also in proteomics (mass spec) and transcriptomics (microarray).