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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)


The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a Cambridge University Department within the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre in Cambridge and situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~150 experimental and computational scientists.

We are seeking to appoint Research Assistant to assist with the daily operations in the metabolomics facility within the MRC Cancer Unit.

The post-holder will run and analyse sample extracts derived from in-vitro and in-vivo experiments, as well as from clinical samples, using LC-MS platforms (Dionex U3000 coupled to Q Exactive mass spectrometers). This may entail running routine assays and cell culture; recording data especially in relation to clinical samples on a database; contributing to the production of research reports; making use of standard research techniques and methods; and analysis and interpretation of the results of research.

Having a solid background in biostatistics and familiarity with statistics software is an essential requirement for the successful candidate.

Applicants should hold a BSc or equivalent in biological or chemical sciences as well as the initiative and creativity to solve routine problems in relation to the research project.

This is a fixed term position for one year in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

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 including a list of publications 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 Sunday 24th June 2018 and interviews are likely to be held on week commencing 9th July 2018.

Please quote reference SK15699 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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