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Postdoctoral Research Scientist in B cell immunology x2

Two Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Ribeiro de Almeida at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge UK. Current work in the Ribeiro de Almeida lab focuses on understanding how antibody diversity is regulated at the RNA level, by a class of RNA remodelling enzymes known as RNA helicases, and the role these mechanisms play in maintaining genome stability in B-lymphocytes.  These studies stem from our discovery on the roles of RNA helicase DDX1 and G-quadruplex (G4) RNA structures in targeting the DNA mutator enzyme AID to the immunoglobulin heavy-chain locus, to initiate Class Switch Recombination (CSR) (Ribeiro de Almeida et al, Mol Cell, 2018). 

They search for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals with expertise in at least one of the following areas: immunology, cellular or molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Applicants must hold a PhD in Biological Sciences or equivalent qualification, or have their thesis submitted when commencing the post. 

The Babraham Institute is world-renowned for its research in life sciences, and the successful candidates will be joining a dynamic and supportive network of scientists within the Immunology Programme working on a variety of topics in T- and B-lymphocyte biology. The Institute is also recognized for its collegial environment and world-class research facilities, providing access to in-house training in bioinformatics and other opportunities for career development.

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