Research Assistant/Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Pathology

A fixed term postdoctoral research position is available with an immediate start in the laboratory of Professor Ian Goodfellow, Department of Pathology, Cambridge University.

The position, funded by InnovateUK as part of a collaborative award to Cell Guidance Systems, aims to develop a novel cold-chain independent vaccine platform for emerging diseases including Zika virus and Ebola virus. The candidate will be based within the Division of Virology at Addenbrooke's hospital but will work in close collaboration with scientists at Cell Guidance systems and Imperial College London. The position is particularly suitable to researchers with an interest in the commercialisation of academic research.

Key expertise required:

- Experience in the expression and purification of recombinant proteins from mammalian cells

- Experience in the production and use of pseudotyped lentivirus

- Experience in viral neutralisation assays

- Experience in the use of ELISA to examine immune responses

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis.

The successful candidate will conduct research and write up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers. The duties/responsibilities of this post are outlined on the Further Information Documents.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 17 September 2017 in the first instance with a possibility for extension depending on additional funding being available.

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 and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Irene Piper, or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK10272 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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