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Research Assistant

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join an international team in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person to join a Wellcome-funded project that uses CRISPR-mediated homologous recombination to insert tags into endogenous Drosophila proteins for super-resolution imaging. This is part of a collaboration between groups in Cambridge, Yale and Oxford to use new STED and PALM super-resolution microscopes to image polarized secretion in living tissues. The post is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award and a BBSRC Tools and Resources Development grant for two years in the first instance. Applicants should have a degree in a relevant area of biology. Experience in molecular biology or Drosophila genetics would be an advantage. Part-time applications will be considered.

The Gurdon Institute is a world-renowned centre in the fields of developmental, cell, and cancer biology, located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge, and part of the University's School of Biological Sciences. Founded in 1991, its purpose is to provide the best possible environment for research, and to foster interactions and collaborations between scientists with diverse but complementary interests. It is generously supported by core funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, and benefits from state-of-the art facilities in a friendly, modern, purpose-built environment (see

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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.

Applicants should upload a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact or telephone 01223334088. Please quote reference PR12372 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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