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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for the position of a Research Assistant to join the groups of Drs David Kent, Elisa Laurenti and Tony Green within the Department of Haematology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. This multi-laboratory project will focus on understanding the impact of ageing and stress on normal and patient-derived human blood stem cells.

The post holder will be knowledgeable in basic cell and molecular biology techniques and have excellent communication and organizational skills. The post holder will support the research team in a wide variety of molecular and cellular approaches. These include handling of primary patient samples, flow cytometry sample preparation and analysis, DNA/RNA isolation, cell line maintenance, primary cell culture, and tissue collection.

The post holder must have research laboratory experience in cell biology (preferably blood cell biology). Specific experience in handling patient samples, mononuclear cell isolation, DNA extraction, flow cytometry and primary cell culture are desirable but not required. The successful candidate must hold a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant related subject.

Questions regarding the post can be directed to Dr. David Kent who can be contacted at

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.

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 a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 4th January 2018, with interview likely to take place week commencing the 15th January 2018.

Please quote reference RB14212 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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