Job Vacancy: Sequencing Team Leader

Mr.M.R.M.Botcherby mrbotche at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Tue Jul 4 10:49:14 EST 2000


The UK HGMP Resource Centre  provides  specialist  resources
and services for  scientists  engaged in genome  mapping and
gene   isolation   studies.  It  also  has  an  active   and
developing  Research  Division.  The Unit is located  on the
Genome Campus in Hinxton, near  Cambridge, in pleasant rural
surroundings  and  offers   excellent   sports,  social  and
recreational facilities.

Mouse  Sequencing  Team Leader:  A key  position  has become
available at the core of the UK Mouse Sequencing  Consortium
at the HGMP-RC.  This prestigious  project also involves the
HGU (Edinburgh), MGC (Harwell),  Imperial  College  (London)
and  Sanger  Centre   (Cambridge)   and  is  described   at:
Http://www.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/Research/mouse_sequencing.html.

The successful  candidate  will lead a close-knit  team of 7
staff involved in all stages of the sequencing  project from
sub-cloning,  DNA prepping and  sequencing  to operating ABI
3700 Capillary  Sequencers.  In addition  he/she will manage
the  project  database  and  work in  partnership  with  the
computing team.  Furthermore he/she will liaise closely with
the  Finishing  Team Leader and report to the Group  Leader.
The post is available  until 30 September  2002 in the first
instance.

The post requires a good  knowledge of all aspects of genome
sequencing,  with physical  mapping skills and experience in
working with databases also being an advantage.  Good people
management skills are essential.  A PhD in a related area of
Molecular Biology is expected.

The  starting  salary  is  likely  to be  in  the  range  of
18,000-25,000  GBP per annum (MRC pay band 4).  An  optional
pension scheme is available.

Applications in writing, including two copies of a full C.V.
with the names and  addresses of two  professional  referees
should be sent by 7 July 2000 to:  Ms Sam Stevens, Personnel
Officer, MRC Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge.  CB2 2QH

The  Medical  Research  Council  is an  Equal  Opportunities
Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.








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