Research Associate

University of Cambridge - C.I.M.R. Haematology

We seek a highly motivated individual to join our group that is focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of ribosome assembly. You will have a PhD in the biological, biochemical or biomedical sciences with relevant research experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry and at least one first author primary research article in a major peer-reviewed journal.

Candidates with research experience in RNA biology, macromolecular structure determination, model building or data processing using single-particle cryo-electron microscopy or X-ray crystallography are particularly encouraged to apply. Our research focus is to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying the late cytoplasmic steps in large ribosomal subunit maturation that are targeted in human bone marrow failure disorders (Weis et al. Nature Struct. and Mol. Biol. 2015, Nov;22(11):914-9).

You will work in the group of Professor Alan Warren at the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

We have funding from a substantial new Specialist Programme award from Bloodwise and a Programme grant from the MRC, giving our project long-term security and excellent prospects for success and development.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Warren at

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 14 November 2016.

Please quote reference SB10317 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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