New Postdoc Position Available

Our lab is looking for a new postdoctoral research fellow to help us in performing molecular biology screens to identify genetic elements that will enhance the efficacy and safety profile of our gene therapy programs . Candidates must have a PhD in molecular biology or similar. Experience with molecular/cell biology techniques as well as sequencing would be great. Enthusiasm essential! The post is a fixed term 12 month position.

Any informal enquiries can be sent to

For the full job advert and to apply go to – Vacancy Ref:

Closing date is 2nd September.

Cobb lab escape

Do you have what it takes to discover what lies within The Secret Lab today? Turns out we did, with 4 minutes to spare! We had our lab meeting just a couple of hours before the escape room, so perfect preparation.

Research Technician post available in our lab

Our lab is looking for a new technician to help us with our molecular work. This will provide core support for our projects developing genetic therapy for brain disorders. Experience with molecular biology, cloning, qPCR and/or sequencing would be great. Enthusiasm essential! The post is funded for 12 months in the first instance.

Any informal enquiries can be sent to

For the full job advert and to apply go to – Vacancy Ref:

Closing date is 30th July

Modern Apprenticeship / research technician role available in our group

We have a modern apprenticeship position in our group, working as a research technician on a gene therapy project to treat children with Rett syndrome.

You’ll be working in a growing team, providing support in both the laboratory and the research animal facility where you will mainly work with mice. The post will be based in central Edinburgh as well as our sister animal facility at the Roslin Institute.

Modern apprenticeships play a key role in setting people up for success in their careers. Employees learn on the job, working on real projects with experienced colleagues and developing their skills through experience.

Applications are open and close on November 16th.

Click on this link to see more details and how to apply:

For informal enquiries contact Stuart Cobb:

Romi’s concert for Rett

Ralph and Stuart take part in this great event at The Caves on Sunday evening. It was a fun evening and all proceeds went to Revere Rett. Congratulations to the organisers for a fun evening.

Photographs courtesy of Mark Holloway

Welcome Sophie and Zoe

We are delighted to welcome Sophie and Zoe!

Sophie joins us from the laboratory of Emily Osterweil in Edinburgh and is an experienced researcher in neurodevelopmental disorders including Fragile X syndrome . Zoe joins us from the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg and has a background in repetitive elements within the genome. Welcome both!

Sophie Thomson                     Zoe Sawitzki

Postdoc position available in our group

We have a postdoc position available in our lab for an exciting project to develop genetic therapies for Rett syndrome. The position is funded by the Rett Syndrome Research Trust for 18 months initially.

For informal enquiries get in touch with us via our contact page. For more details or to apply click here to go to the job on the Edinburgh University site.