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Research Assistant in Molecular Biology, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position funded by a Wellcome Trust Major Award to Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly. You will work with a small team focused on supporting scientists within the Institute of Metabolic Science who use gene targeting to generate models of human metabolic disease including obesity and diabetes.

Applicants should have BSc or equivalent degree in Biochemistry, Genetics or a related discipline. Experience in mammalian cell culture and a range of standard molecular biology techniques is a requirement, as are good communication and team-work skills. Excellent organisational and record keeping skills are essential. Ideally, you will also have skills in Embryonic Stem Cell culture, DNA cloning, recombinant DNA methods and experience with analysis of transgenic organisms.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months 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.


Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Ilona Zvetkova, Metabolic Research Laboratories, Level 4, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Box 289 Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ Email:

Please quote reference RG15646 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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