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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)


The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~150 bench scientists. The MRC CU's focus is to conduct world-leading research to understand how cancers develop and seeks to translate this knowledge into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment. The unit is a key participant in the Cambridge Cancer Centre, providing an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with Cambridge colleagues in the biological, physical, chemical and engineering sciences.

A dedicated and enthusiastic Research Assistant is required to join the oesophago-gastric research group at the MRC Cancer Unit at the University of Cambridge which is led by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. The group has a clinical perspective and has a number of translational studies and clinical trials ongoing. http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/ourresearch/RebeccaFitzgerald/index.html

The post-holder will be required to process samples from clinical trials and to support other laboratory personnel. A wide range of techniques will be employed including immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, PCR, preparation of human tissue samples for sequencing and downstream functional studies on model systems. A solid background in molecular biology is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

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 22nd of July 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference SK12629 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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