Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Pathology

A post-doctoral position funded by the BBSRC is available in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology working within the laboratory of Dr Paolo D'Avino, to undertake a research project investigating the regulation and function of Citron kinase during the cell cycle (see D'Avino P.P., J Cell Sci. 2017 May 15; 130:1701-1708 for a review).

Candidates should have a PhD and a track record of success in molecular and cellular biology research. Considerable experience in human cell culture, molecular biology, microscopy, in vitro and in vivo kinase assays, and affinity purification coupled with mass spectrometry is essential. Experience in CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and chemical genetics would be an advantage.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills is required. Other duties/responsibilities include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, and assisting in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research projects.

Fixed-term: The post is available for three years starting from the 1st of October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter and subject to a probationary period.

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.

The deadline for applications is 19th August 2017. Interviews will take place on Monday 11th September 2017. Informal queries should be directed to Dr Paolo D'Avino, General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12791 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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