Research Assistant

University of Cambridge - Department of Pathology

Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, Tennis Court Road, University of Cambridge.

We are seeking an efficient and well-organised Research Assistant to join Dr Louise Boyle's group ( in the Department of Pathology, at the University of Cambridge. The laboratory's major research interest is the mechanism(s) of peptide selection for immune recognition. We utilise a number of experimental methods, including biochemical, cellular, functional and structural studies, to improve our understanding of the MHC antigen presentation pathway at a molecular level.

The post holder will be responsible for day-to-day laboratory management, including purchasing consumables, organisation, and preparing policies related to health and safety. Other duties will include assisting staff and students with experiments as well as undertaking an independent research project.

A strong background in immunology is essential. The candidate should have extensive experience in mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, protein expression, immunoprecipitation & Western blot analysis. Prior experience isolation human peripheral blood mononuclear cells from blood would be advantageous. 

This position is available immediately and for up 18 months on a part-time basis.

The position is part time, 18 hours per week (0.50 FTE)

The closing date for this position is 25th August 2017.  Interviews are likely to take place between 1st and 8th September 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 11 February 2019 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.

General enquiries regarding this position should be directed to or 01223 333690.

Please quote reference PK12924 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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