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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)


We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join Dr Ewan Harrison in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The research assistant will work on a large cohort based study which aims to understand the biological basis of nasal carriage by the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus in using a combination of microbiology, microbiome analysis and genetic epidemiology.

This position offers an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated research assistant wishing to advance their career in laboratory microbiology.

You will have degree (or equivalent), theoretical and practical knowledge and ideally experience of microbiology and molecular biology, and good information technology skills. Experience in a diagnostic or research microbiology laboratory is highly desirable.

Responsibilities will include carrying out microbiology and molecular biology project work. This will include DNA extraction, PCR, bacterial culture and identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, data entry, preparing reagents, maintaining laboratory stocks, and assisting in the day-to-day running of the laboratory.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Ewan Harrison, eh439@cam.ac.uk

Proposed start date: 1st October, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 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.

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.

Closing date for applications is the 7th September 2017, with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC13038 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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