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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Research Associate: £32,236 - £39,609

Senior Research Associate: £40,792 - £51,630

Applications are invited for a motivated and experienced Research Associate to join the Stroke Research Team (Dr Alex Granata and Prof Hugh Markus) in collaboration with Dr Sanjay Sinha at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to work on a project investigating the role of HDAC9 in large-artery stroke. We are looking for an experienced Research Associate who will play a key role in elucidating the vascular mechanisms by which a genetic variant of HADC9 increases the risk of stroke.

Scientists with a strong background in molecular and cell biology are encouraged to apply. An understanding of vascular biology, epigenetics and disease modelling would be desirable.

The Cambridge Stroke Research Group has an international reputation in stroke genetics, having played a central role in the major advances, which have been made over the last 10 years (, including the discovery of HDAC9 risk variant associated with large-vessel ischaemic stroke. The translational research team, lead by Dr Granata, is now seeking to understand the role of HDAC9 in stroke by using a human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived disease model.

The successful candidate will have a track record of productivity, innovation and creativity. Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team are essential. Individuals will be supported to apply for additional funding and become competitive for research fellowships by the end of this post.

Candidates will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and previous post-doctoral experience.

Appointment at Senior Research Associate level is subject to approval by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine and candidates appointed at this level would need a strong research and publication record, appropriate to this career stage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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Closing date: 13th October 2019

Interviews are likely to take place on 1st November 2019.

For questions relating to the post, please contact Dr Alex Granata at

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV 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 email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE19591 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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