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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Dr. Gonçalo Bernardes a in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. The Bernardes group uses chemistry principles to address questions of fundamental importance in cancer biology and targeted delivery of effector molecules to cancer tissues.

The role holder will carry out research to build ligand-drug conjugates against receptors that are overexpressed in blood cancers. The research includes bioconjugation chemistry, antibody engineering and characterisation, and in vitro evaluation in relevant cell lines.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in organic chemistry or related disciplines. The candidates should have a keen interest in site-selective protein chemistry and applying bioconjugation methods to challenging problems in molecular medicine and enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary environment.

The post will be available from October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a fixed-term position with funds for the post being available for one year 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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Dr Goncalo Bernardes via email on

Please quote reference MA12769 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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