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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)


Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Central Cambridge.

We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic scientist to join the Cambridge Centre for Proteomics, University of Cambridge, led by Professor Kathryn Lilley to work on a project funded by a joint Wellcome Trust Investigator award to Professor Anne Willis (MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester) and Professor Kathryn Lilley. The project is entitled "Transcription, Trafficking, Translation: dissecting the spatiotemporal mechanisms underlying localised protein synthesis".

It is now widely acknowledged that mRNA is spatially organised such that its translation frequently occurs in the vicinity where the corresponding protein product adopts its function. This phenomenon has been studied extensively in specialised cells, however, recent research has suggested that spatial restriction of mRNA storage and translation is much more widespread.

The aims of this project are to define where translation of mRNA takes place in the cell, how this is regulated by protein binding partners and sequence motifs and how this changes upon cellular perturbation.

We are seeking a research assistant with experience in cell culture, sub-cellular fractionation methods and mass spectrometry, to join the team that includes RNA biologists, mass spectrometrists and informaticians.

This post is for 24 months in the first instance.

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Please quote reference PH13190 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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