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Research Assistant

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the group of Prof Daniel St Johnston at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. The post is available for 1 year in the first instance, starting from January 2018.

The BBSRC-funded project aims to develop technology to extend the application range of localization based super-resolution microscopy to thicker specimens so that tissue and organoids can be imaged at the nanoscale. Responsibilities will include establishing, evaluating and optimizing labelling protocols for epithelial polarity and cytoskeletal proteins in Drosophila ovaries and mouse intestinal organoids. The selected applicant is also expected to perform fluorescence super-resolution imaging to optimize imaging conditions and validate the technology.


Applicants must have a Bachelors or Masters level degree in a relevant area of Biology or Chemistry. Expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or fluorescence microscopy would be an advantage, although training can be provided where necessary. Basic experience in computer programming, data analysis and presentation is a plus. 

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

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) and a brief statement outlining your research interests in the Upload section of the online application. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Please quote reference PR13915 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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