Research Assistant/Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Pathology

Applications are invited for a research associate position funded by Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund, UK, starting from 1 January 2018.

The successful candidate will join Professor Ming-Qing Du's research group based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's Hospital and investigate the molecular mechanism of mucosa-associated lymphoma tissue (MALT) lymphoma (Du MQ, Semin Cancer Biol 2016). The research project aims to characterise the oncogenic function of novel mutations newly identified in MALT lymphoma. The post offers an excellent opportunity in interdisciplinary research. Applicants should have a PhD or expect to obtain one shortly, and a strong background in cancer biology and cell signalling or a related discipline.  =Relevant experience in lymphocyte biology and signalling is an advantage. The post-holder should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality experimental work within a multidisciplinary team.

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 general duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures are outlined in the Further Information Documents.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 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 PK12988 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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