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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The Buss laboratory at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research have available a Research Associate position for a Post-doc funded by the Medical Research Council to study the cellular functions of myosin motor proteins in cell signaling, membrane trafficking and cell motility. Our work aims to establish disease mechanisms and pathways linked to loss or mutations in myosin motor proteins.

The researcher will focus on identifying motor cargo complexes and to verify interactions using a wide variety of biochemical and cell biological methods. A sound background in molecular and cell biology is essential and should ideally include the manipulation of mammalian and other cell types; knowledge of in situ proximity labeling and immunoprecipitation, affinity purification as well as sample preparation for high resolution and quantitative microscopy. Experience in functional and quantitative proteomics in mammalian cells and also in fruit flies is essential.

Good written and oral communication skills together with a high level of bioinformatics knowledge are expected.

For further information about our research please visit the CIMR website: (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

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

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 enquiries about this position please contact Dr Folma Buss on

Please quote reference SG12770 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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