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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within The Watts Group, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and in The Scherman Group in the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, Department of Chemistry.

A new grant from the Brain Tumour Charity has been awarded jointly to the Neurosurgery and the Chemistry Departments in the University of Cambridge. The project will establish a proof-of-concept study of biocompatible hydrogel systems as a localised delivery platform in the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). The ultimate goal is to demonstrate that the hydrogel-drug delivery system is a viable technology for overcoming the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and, through the localised delivery of synergistic therapies, of significant therapeutic benefit in GBM.

For questions relating to the post, please contact Heather Carlyon 01223 336935

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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.

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.

The closing date for applications is the 9th of July 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference ZE12491 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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