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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the group of Prof David Rowitch (Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge). The role will join a collaborative project with Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as the part of Human Cell Atlas (HCA) consortium to image large thick tissue sections in a high-throughput mode for spatial transcriptomics.

The core responsibilities of the position include:

  • Automated histology and microscopy
  • Experience of histological staining of sectioned human tissue essential
  • maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment
  • image acquisition and data analysis
  • image analysis in R, Python, MATLAB
  • usage of commercial or open-access image analysis software (e.g. Fiji, Imaris, Volocity, Harmony).

Candidates must be:

  • highly motivated and have the ability to work independently
  • have excellent IT skills and record keeping
  • communicative and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team
  • good spoken and written communication

Applicants will ideally have a PhD in biological or computer sciences and experience of medical imaging in a research laboratory. There might be a need to travel between sites.

For informal enquiries relating to this vacancy, please contact Prof David Rowitch

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

Application closing date: 3rd March 2019

Interview date: 11th March 2019

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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 RP18077 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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