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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/research/rebecca-fitzgerald

The post-holder will be required to perform experiments using model in vitro cell based systems and human samples 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. A solid background in cell and molecular biology is essential as well as a willingness to perform sample tracking and basic data analyses

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2021 in the first instance. The position is funded by CRUK.

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.

The closing date for applications is 25th July 2017. Interviews are to be held 31st July 2017.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

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 quote reference SK12676 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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