Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Surgery

We are looking for an enthusiastic full-time Research Assistant to join the research group of Mr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy at the University of Cambridge Department of Surgery based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The Department of Surgery at the University of Cambridge has established the Cambridge Biorepository for Translational Medicine ( to support a number of multi-disciplinary biomedical non-clinical and clinical research projects. The projects involve the use of human tissue across a range of disciplines including regenerative medicine, cancer, metabolism and mitochondrial and development of biology. The post-holder will work closely with Mr Kourosh Saeb- Parsy to support the activities of CBTM and help deliver its objectives. The key responsibilities of the post include preparation of applications for ethical approval, obtaining informed consent from study participants, tissue collection, tissue processing using laboratory techniques, data management and general administration.

The successful candidate will hold at least a BSc or equivalent qualification in biomedical or related sciences, which may include nursing and allied health qualifications. While formal education and training in specific biomedical research fields is not essential, the candidates should have a desire to learn about the range of biomedical areas supported by the CBTM, and be willing to learn basic laboratory skills. The candidates must also have the ability to relate to patients and convey medical and scientific information in simple language, including inviting patients to give informed consent for participation in research studies.

The post is funded by the Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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.

Interviews will be held week beginning 4 September 2017.

Please quote reference RE12928 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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