Investigator Scientist

G.S. Elgar gelgar at
Wed Oct 1 10:00:40 EST 2003

MRC HGMP Resource Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.
Investigator Scientist   Comparative Genomics Group 

Applications are invited to work within the Comparative Genomics 
Group of the MRC HGMP-RC, located on the Hinxton Genome 
Campus, together with the Sanger Institute and the European 
Bioinformatics Institute. The complementary expertise offered by these 
three organisations, make the Hinxton Campus one of the premier 
centres for Genomics research worldwide.  

The Comparative Genomics Group at the MRC HGMP Resource 
Centre develops and uses tools which enhance annotation of both the 
coding and non-coding portions of vertebrate genomes. We are 
particularly interested in using in vivo systems to functionally 
characterise conserved noncoding sequences in developmental genes. 
To this end we have established a zebrafish facility in order to carry out=
this work and are now looking for an experienced zebrafish 
developmental biologist both to establish and implement new 
techniques and also to co-ordinate the laboratory work. You will be 
expected to have a detailed knowledge of zebrafish developmental 
biology/anatomy plus experience of molecular biology techniques, 
comparative genomics, zebrafish microinjection techniques, 
microscopy, use of expression vectors and transgenic approaches. 
The successful candidate will supervise a small team, generate and 
participate in collaborations and have the ability to develop 
independent research projects.  

The salary will be in the range of =A326,555 - =A341,250 per annum (within=
MRC Salary Band 3) depending on qualifications and experience. This 
is supported by a flexible pay and reward policy and an optional MRC 
Pension Scheme. A job description for the vacancy may be obtained 
by telephoning (01223) 402408 or by e-mailing recruit at mrc- OR Dr Greg Elgar on 01223 494500.  

Applications should include a full CV and the names and addresses of 
two professional referees who can be contacted prior to interview. 
Please quote job reference HGMP/903/14 and e-mail to 
recruit at mrclmb. or post to 

Jeanette Read
Personnel Assistant
MRC Centre, Hills Road
Cambridge, CB2 2QH

Closing date: 31st October 2003  


Greg Elgar PhD
Group leader, Comparative Genomics
MRC Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research
gelgar at

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