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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the group of Dr Paula MacGregor within the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. The aim of the group's research is to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie the interactions between African trypanosomes and their mammalian hosts. This project will assess proteome diversity between African trypanosome species and will involve collaboration with other groups within the Department.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with a PhD (or who expects to obtain one shortly) in a relevant subject, with a strong background in biochemistry. Applications from individuals with experience in proteomics, computer programming and/or analysis of large data sets are particularly encouraged. Previous experience with parasite cell culture would be an advantage but is not essential.

The successful applicant will have the drive and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. The primary responsibilities of the role include developing and carrying out research objectives, preparing data for publication or presentation and training of students.

This full-time fixed-term post funded by the BBSRC for 2.5 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.

For informal enquires about this position please contact Dr Paula MacGregor

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (

Please quote reference PH12519 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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