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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for 2 x postdoctoral research associate positions in the laboratory of Dr. Walid Khaled at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. Our laboratory focuses on the identification and characterisation of cancer drivers in breast and lung cancer (Khaled WT et. al 2015, Lazarus K et al. 2017) with the ultimate aim of developing effective targeted therapies. The successful candidates will work together on a drug discovery project funded by CRUK. You must be a careful and methodical worker, accurate and ready to take responsibility as part of a team. You should be self-motivated and able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction. You will have several years of previous laboratory experience and be capable of working efficiently and productively without direct supervision. The post will require some weekend work. Careful observation and accurate computer-based record keeping and presentation are essential.

Post 1 Biochemist Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences and have demonstrable experience in studying protein-protein interactions and/or a strong interest in cancer biology. The candidates will need to have strong experience in the following techniques: biophysical assays (eg. SPR), proteomics and biochemical assays. Experience with protein crystallography or NMR will also be desirable.

Post 2 Cell biologist Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences and have demonstrable experience of studying cancer biology. The candidates will need to have experience in cell culture, molecular biology and GEMM. Experience with performing Chipseq, RNAseq and NGS analysis will also be desirable. Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Walid Khaled (

The position is available for 2 years (subject to a probation period) in the first instance and is available from February 2018 or soon thereafter.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science subjects therefore we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, are welcomed with appointment being based on merit alone.

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.

For enquiries about the online application process please contact Ms Saez ( The closing date is 26th January 2018. Interviews will be carried out as applications are received

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Amparo Saez (

Please quote reference PL14241 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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