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Research Assistant [Temporary Cover] (Maternity Cover)

The VISION Lab of Dr Sarah Bohndiek is a highly interactive and international research team focused on developing new imaging techniques to better understand the role of oxygen and oxidative stress in cancer. Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the laboratory, which is co-located in the Department of Physics and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute at the University of Cambridge.

The appointment will be based approximately 75% at the CRUK CI and 25% at the Department of Physics. The primary responsibilities of the post-holder will be to: support the in vitro experiments of the research team; liaise with the group leader to manage and enforce health and safety records and best practice; provide administrative support for clinical research projects; and manage chemical, cell line and tissue databases.

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the laboratory, excellent communication and team working skills are essential. Experience in training new group members and importing new techniques to laboratories is essential.

For more information about the laboratory, please see or email The successful candidate will be expected to work with members of the laboratory and collaborators across the University.

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

The closing date for applications is 2nd April 17. The interview date is TBC.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW11727 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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