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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Professor Jim Kaufman, which studies the structure, function and evolution of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). This programme focuses on the regulation and function of class II molecules apparently specialised for expression in (intestinal) epithelial cells, funded by an investigator award from the Wellcome Trust.

This Research Assistant would support the research efforts of several Post-doctoral Research Associates and PhD students, would conduct their own research projects within the programme, and would help run the day-today operations of the lab, along with another Research Assistant. A BSc or equivalent in an appropriate field along with laboratory experience are essential, with experience in techniques of section staining and molecular biology desirable.

Candidates should be highly motivated, conscientious, able to work independently and on own initiative. Good organizational, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential. You are highly encouraged to participate in scientific discussions and data analysis. Other duties are outlined in the Further Information document.

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.

General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK14800 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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