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Research Associate in Cell Biology

We are recruiting an ambitious 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 at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD or have submitted their PhD thesis.

Examples of recent publications relating to these programmes are: 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.

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.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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 queries about the vacancy, please contact Professor David Rubinsztein on If you have any queries about the application process, please contact Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor, on

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

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