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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

A position has arisen for a research associate in the laboratory of Dr Suzanne Turner within the Division of Cellular Molecular Pathology based within the Addenbrooke's Hospital complex (the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre).

The successful candidate will join the 'mechanisms of lymphomagenesis' laboratory working on a project examining the role of hyperactive kinases in lymphomagenesis and novel therapeutic approaches.

Candidates should have or shortly expect to have a PhD and a track record of success in immunology and/or cancer biology. Experience in primary T cell culture systems and flow cytometry/sorting would be advantageous as would a background in immunology and/or oncology. This position would be ideally suited to a scientist who holds a Home Office Personal Licence and has a sound knowledge of the Home Office requirements.

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the thesis submission date of the start date, whichever is the later.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. Other duties/responsibilities as outlined in the Further Information documents include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects.

This project is supported by a GSK Varsity award and requires regular contact with our partners based at Tempero in Boston, USA.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 7 months 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr S Turner ( ).

Applications should include a CV and the names and contact details of two academic referees.

The deadline for applications is 3rd December 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 18th December

Please quote reference PK13903 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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