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March 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher: MRC Harwell, Oxforshire, UK

We are seeking a motivated and outstanding Postdoctoral candidate to join the MRC Harwell. The candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team in basic and translational research. This position will serve as training in genetic manipulation including the CRISPR/Cas9 system to generate humanized mouse model to investigate Cx43-related diseases. The successful candidate will join the team at the MRC Harwell and will be embedded in our network of academic collaborations.


Be aware that this is not a job offer. The selected candidate must apply to a competitive call such as EMBO or Marie Curie fellowships.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • PhD degree in genetics, molecular and cell biology
  • Having a strong publication record with at least one first authorship in peer reviewed journals
  • Ability and experience to work with genetic engineering and murine models

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and a description of their scientific interest to:

If awarded the candidate will part of a collaborative project between different labs at the MRC Harwell and INIBIC A Coruña. The candidate will have the possibility to acquire different skills and spend time in different laboratories. The purpose of this post is to investigate and discern the role of Cx43 in different tissues and its implication in the development of diseases including neurological and skin disorders, cancer, heart and age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis.

MRC Harwell Institute is a major international centre for mouse genetics and functional genomics. It is part of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC), a large-scale collaborative effort to attach a phenotype to knockout mice for every gene in the genome. The facilities provide an extensive expertise in mouse functional genomics. The INIBIC Institute provides a focus of strength in biomedical science in a clinical environment.

The project will be run day to day by Dr. Edgar Kramer (, and in collaboration with Dr. Silvia Corrochano, Dr. Paul Potter, and Dr. María D. Mayán.