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Research Assistant (Internal Applicants Only) (Fixed Term)

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join a team led by Dr Ankur Mutreja in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Our work focuses on using microbial whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to investigate the prevalence and transmission of multidrug-resistant bacteria globally. This position offers an ideal opportunity for an experienced diagnostic microbiology laboratory worker to help plan and run a study to evaluate the use of molecular techniques in field diagnostics.

You will have theoretical and practical knowledge and experience of microbiology, and information technology skills. Experience in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory is essential.

Responsibilities will include carrying out microbiology project work under the supervision of the laboratory manager. This will include bacterial culture and identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, DNA extraction, PCR, data entry, preparing reagents, DNA library prep and sequencing.

Informal enquiries should be made to Ms Nitasha, email

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 14 October 2018 in the first instance.

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 March 2018 with interviews likely to take place on the 14th March 2018.

Please quote reference RC14769 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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