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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

A position is available in the Medical Genetics lab of Professor David Rubinsztein (CIMR) to work on mTOR signalling and autophagy.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist who will be able to work on biochemical and cell biological aspects of mTOR signalling and autophagy.

Skills in mTOR signalling, autophagy, confocal and electron microscopy, primary neuron culture, and primary glial cell culture, are essential.

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) forms part of the University of Cambridge Clinical School and is based in the Wellcome Trust/MRC Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Institute provides modern laboratory accommodation and state of the art research facilities . As part of the University of Cambridge Clinical School, each Principal Investigator is affiliated to a home department which includes Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Medicine, Medical Genetics, Clinical Neurosciences and Pathology.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 months 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.

For informal enquiries about this position please contact Professor Rubinsztein on

Please quote reference SE11803 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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