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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a research associate position funded by Bloodwise UK, starting from 10 April 2017.

The successful candidates will join Professor Ming-Qing Du's research group based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's Hospital and investigate the genetic bases of aggressive B-cell lymphoma using state-of-art of technologies including high throughput targeted resequencing, with the aim to identify genetic markers valuable in disease prognosis and treatment stratification. Applicants should have a PhD or expect to obtain one shortly and a strong background in cancer genetics or related disciplines. Relevant experience in molecular pathology and/or high throughput sequence analyses is an advantage. The post-holder should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality experimental work within a multidisciplinary team.

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis.

The general duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures are outlined in the Further Information Documents.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2018 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information about the research group can be found at the group's website (

Informal enquires may be made to Professor Ming-Qing Du (

Any general queries regarding this position should be directed to or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK11585 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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