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Research Associate (Fixed Term)


A post-doctoral research associate position is available for a talented and motivated scientist to investigate basic mechanisms of lipid and membrane biogenesis at the endoplasmic reticulum and the nuclear envelope [Haider et al, Dev Cell (2018) 45:481; Barbosa et al, Dev Cell (2019) 50, 755; for a review, see Barbosa and Siniossoglou, BBA (2017) 1864; 1459].

The post is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and will be based in Dr Siniossoglou's group in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), a modern research institute in the historic city of Cambridge UK. The group combines state of the art cell biology, genetics and biochemistry, using primarily yeast as well as mammalian cells, in an international and multidisciplinary environment.

Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD, in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry or related subject. Experience in yeast cell biology would be advantageous although not essential. Experience in advanced microscopy techniques, and lipid/membrane biochemistry would be desirable. A solid background in molecular cell biology is essential. Applicants will be expected to work closely within a small and highly interactive group and should have good written and verbal communications skills. The ability to work independently and good organizational and interpersonal skills are essential and a solid publication record is desirable.

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

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Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Symeon Siniossoglou on ss560@cam.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications is 7th April and interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Please quote reference SG21744 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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