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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a part-time (0.5FTE) position of a Research Assistant to join the Kent Lab ( within the Department of Haematology and Cambridge Stem Cell Institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The project will focus on understanding the impact of ageing and stress on the genome of human blood stem and progenitor cells isolated from patient samples.

The post holder will have an understanding of basic cell and molecular biology techniques and have communication and organizational skills. The post holder will support the research team in a wide variety of molecular and cellular approaches. These include handling of primary patient samples, flow cytometry sample preparation and analysis, DNA/RNA isolation, cell line maintenance, and primary cell culture.

The post holder will have research laboratory experience in cell biology (preferably blood cell biology). Specific experience in handling patient samples, mononuclear cell isolation, colony forming cell assays, DNA extraction, flow cytometry and primary cell culture are desirable but not required. The successful candidate will hold a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant related subject.

Questions regarding the post can be directed to Dr. David Kent at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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.

The closing date for applications is the 31st May 2018. Interviews are likely to be held between the 11th and 15th of June 2018.

Please quote reference RB15576 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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