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Research Associate - Cell Biology (Fixed Term)

We are recruiting an ambitious and energetic scientist with cell biology expertise to work in a research programme studying autophagy and proteostasis in neurodegeneration. The studies will mainly involve cell biology and biochemical approaches and the successful applicant will work in the lab of Professor David Rubinsztein (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research).

Recent publications relating to these programmes: M Vicinanza, et al (2015) Molecular Cell 57:219-234; M Jimenez-Sanchez et al.(2015) Nature Chemical Biology 11:347-354; A Ashkenazi et al. (2017) Nature 545:108-111

Applicants must have been awarded their PhD or have submitted their PhD thesis.

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) forms part of the University of Cambridge Clinical School and is based in the Wellcome Trust/MRC Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Institute provides modern laboratory accommodation and state of the art research facilities: . As part of the University of Cambridge Clinical School, each Principal Investigator is affiliated to a home department which includes Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Medicine, Medical Genetics, Clinical Neurosciences and Pathology.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Closing date: 1st January 2018

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.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor David Rubinsztein by email on For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor, by email on

Please quote reference SE14155 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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