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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Professor Jim Kaufman, which studies the structure, function and evolution of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). This programme focuses on the regulation and function of class II molecules apparently specialised for expression in (intestinal) epithelial cells, funded by an investigator award from the Wellcome Trust.

This Research Assistant would support the research efforts of several Post-doctoral Research Associates and PhD students, would conduct their own research projects within the programme, and would help run the day-to-day operations of the lab, along with another Research Assistant. A BSc or equivalent in an appropriate field, along with laboratory experience, are essential, with experience in techniques of molecular biology and/or cell culture desirable.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required.

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 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.

The deadline for applications is 1st July 2017. Informal enquires regarding this position may be made to Dr Jim Kaufman, General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12292 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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