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Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the group of Prof Daniel St Johnston at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge (http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/stjohnston). The BBSRC-funded project aims to determine how epithelial cells organize apical-basal arrays of microtubules and how this is controlled by cortical polarity factors. Responsibilities will include establishing a method for the biochemical isolation of microtubule organizing protein complexes and their analysis by mass spectroscopy in collaboration with the Cambridge Centre for Proteomics and the generation of transgenic and mutant flies using CRISPR/Cas9.

Applicants must have a Bachelors or Masters level degree in a relevant area of Biology or equivalent experience. Expertise in protein purification, molecular biology and/or Drosophila transgenesis would be an advantage, although training can be provided where necessary. The post does not require a PhD qualification.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years 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.

Applications should include a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR13381 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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