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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position, which is ERC Advanced Grant funded, in the laboratory of Prof John Trowsdale at Department of Pathology based in central Cambridge.

The successful candidate will undertake a research project investigating Natural Killer Cell receptor variation in relation to disease. Prior experience in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genetics and sequencing of polymorphic receptor genes is desirable. Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, they will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that they will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of their PhD). Other duties/responsibilities are outlined in the Further Information documents.

The post-holder should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality experimental work within a small multidisciplinary team. The ability to work both independently and as part of a group, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills is required. Other duties/responsibilities as outlined in the Further Information documents include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2020 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.

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2018. Interviews will be arranged after this deadline. Previous applicants need not apply. General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK14631 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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