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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Research Associate - £31,604 - £38,833

Senior Research Associate - £39,992 - £50,618

NB: The status of Senior Research Associate is awarded on the basis of individual merit and may be awarded to the successful candidate if approved by the Faculty Board of the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (fixed term) to join the Rowitch group, working on glial cell and brain tumour biology under direct supervision of University Clinical Lecturer Harry Bulstrode.

This position is funded by a CRUK Pioneer Award concerned with the analysis of the effects of Zika Virus on glioma stem cells. The scientific program includes cloning and virus production (in collaboration with the University Dept of Virology), optimisation of novel in vitro tumour models based around cerebral organoid technologies developed in the Gergely and Lancaster laboratories, and molecular biology analysis and imaging (in the Rowitch lab itself).

The post will be held at the new Wellcome Stem Cell Institute within the University of Cambridge, currently in the final stages of building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in cell biology, biochemistry, or a related field. Experience of protein biochemistry and cell biology techniques (e.g. fluorescence microscopy, experience of stable overexpression/knockout cell lines, application of cell-based assays, cloning) is essential. Previous experience with iPS cell culture and virus work would be an advantage, as would previous experience with mouse work with possession of a home office license modules 1-4.

The ability to manage time and balance commitments across different laboratories and project strands is essential. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication.

If you have an excellent background in biomedical sciences, have a track record of publishing at an internationally-competitive level, are prepared to face intellectual challenges and wish to develop your scientific skills, we want to hear from you.

This is a full-time fixed term post, based in Central Cambridge. The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2020 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.

Closing date: 22nd May 2018

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 28th May 2018.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE15364 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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