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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

We seek an ambitious, junior post-doctoral scientist to join a successful translational research team investigating Mendelian pain disorders - someone who is enthusiastic, enjoys research and working as part of a team. The successful candidate will run projects to define novel genes associated with pain identified by next generation sequencing, will investigate human dorsal root ganglia cyto-architecture, and will investigate the function of PRDM12 in nociceptor development using molecular, biological and stem cell approaches.

Previous proven experience in the following will be useful: human genetic diseases, molecular genetics (sequencing and complex cloning), cell biology (confocal microscopy, expression studies and/or patch clamping), proteomics and working with the mammalian embryonic and post-natal nervous system.

The post is in the team of Professor Geoff Woods, an investigator at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and NHS consultant Clinical geneticist. For recent publications see

The post is funded through the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre 2017 award from the Department of Health and is for three years in the first instance.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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.

For informal enquiries about this position please contact Professor Woods on or Mike Nahorski on

Interviews are expected to happen in early April 2017

Please quote reference SE11709 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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