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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position funded by Coeliac UK and Innovate and therapeutics company, Ervaxx, starting as soon as possible after 1 May 2019. The successful candidates will join Dr Elizabeth Soilleux's research group based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's Hospital. https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/elizabeth-soilleux The aim of the post is to develop a new test for coeliac disease (gluten-sensitivity), by investigating whether a novel molecular and bioinformatic analysis of various patient sample types can improve upon the current testing strategy for coeliac disease (gluten sensitivity). Work is to be done as an industrial collaboration with the minimally invasive molecular diagnostics company, Nonacus, UK, based in Birmingham, and the therapeutics company, Ervaxx, based between London, Oxford and Cambridge, although the post-holder will be based solely in Cambridge. The post offers an excellent opportunity in interdisciplinary translational research, with substantial opportunity for continuing professional development and a chance to gain detailed insight into the workings of the diagnostics and pharmaceutical industries. Applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology, including production of next generation sequencing libraries and undertaking real-time PCR, as well as the ability to handle and annotate patient data. The post-holder should be highly motivated and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality experimental work within a multidisciplinary team. The general duties/responsibilities of this post include molecular biology (DNA extraction, PCR, capture-based DNA amplification, real-time PCR and production of next generation sequencing libraries), immunohistochemistry and instigation and maintenance of sample databases, to include clinical annotation and research results, as outlined in the Further Information Documents. This post is for 18 months starting from 1st May 2019 in the first instance, with potential for extension. 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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 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.

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Jodi Smith - hr@path.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK18045 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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