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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank (CBSB) and Cancer Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (CMDL) at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. CBSB and CMDL work closely with academic research groups and the regional Haemato-oncology Diagnostic Service and have begun a ground-breaking project establishing a state-of-the-art molecular diagnosis/personalised medicine hub for patients with haematological cancers.

We are seeking an individual to become a valued member of the research team. The post holder will have good organisational skills, a flexible approach to work when required and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. The majority of the work will involve the processing and banking of cellular subsets from patients with haematological malignancies, including cell sorting, cell culture and molecular biology. Experience of these techniques would be an advantage but is not essential.

The role will combine laboratory work with supporting the database management and administration of the biobank. Experience and interest in genomic technologies in diagnostic medicine, managing data collection and large datasets; alongside supporting service users would be an advantage.

The successful applicant should have a degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate biological subject or substantial basic laboratory experience.

Chris Caulfield is responsible for the recruitment for this post and can be contacted at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2019 in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

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 28th September 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RB13206 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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