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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the research group of Dr. Ana Cvejic at the University of Cambridge, Department of Haematology ( Dr. Ana Cvejic's group is based at the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute.

The research focuses on the regulation of haematopoiesis in homeostasis and disease, using patient's samples and zebrafish as model system.

The post holder will be working with a number of molecular biology techniques, in particular single cell transcriptomics, cell biology techniques, live imaging and maintenance of zebrafish transgenic lines. Experience in handling RNA and DNA and with any of the techniques mentioned above would be advantageous.

The post holder will be a good team player, be highly organised and possess good verbal and written communication skills. The post holder should have a BSc or MSc (or equivalent) in Life Sciences.

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

For informal enquiries contact Dr. Ana Cvejic, email:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 30 months in the first instance.

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

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 12th October 2017, with interviews likely to be held w/c 16th October 2017.

Please quote reference RB13321 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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