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Research Assistant - Cell Culture of IPS Neurons (Fixed Term)


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant role to work on a collaborative project between the groups of Professor David Klenerman and Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini to study the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disease.

The work will primarily involve culturing, differentiating and maintaining human iPS cells and iPS-derived neurons but also working with neurons from wild type, transgenic and knockout mouse strains. The aim of the project is to directly image protein aggregates in neurons to determine how and why aggregates accumulate with time leading to neuronal death.

The successful candidate will have a B.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in a relevant biological science and a strong background in human pluripotent stem cells differentiation and maintenances as well as experience in rodent neuronal cell culture. The candidate will be highly motivated and able to work independently. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills are required to ensure success in liaising with a large and diverse team. The work will be mainly carried out in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences but occasional work in Department of Chemistry could be required.

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 your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Sharon Connor via email on sc867@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference MA13748 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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