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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

We are looking for an enthusiastic full-time Research Associate to join the group of Dr Simon Mendez-Ferrer within the Haematology Department based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus ( The Mendez-Ferrer lab is focused on the regulation of the haematopoietic stem-cell niche in health and disease. Blood stem cells reside in specialised niches that allow them to self-renew, proliferate, differentiate and migrate according to the organism's requirements.

The project aims at understanding and modelling the regeneration process following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Previous experience in this research area and/or the required technologies detailed in the Specification Table (Further Particulars) will be favourably considered.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in a biomedical field or equivalent. Prior experience of laboratory management and excellent communication skills are essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to plan experiments both independently and in conjunction with other lab members. They will also be responsible for the supervision of a PhD student. Other responsibilities include a wide range of tasks to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory, including ordering and preparation of reagents, maintenance of equipment, record keeping and stock control.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. Extension may be possible, dependent on the successful meeting of project milestones.

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

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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

The closing date for applications is 21 October 2020.

The interview date is to be confirmed.

Please quote reference RB24155 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.

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