Senior Research Associate (Senior Scientist) (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

The Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases (CITIID), which will open in 2018, will be home to a new CITIID Metabolomics Core Facility. This core facility will support research into human disease and will have a particular focus on immuno-metabolism. The facility will be part of the campus-wide Metabolomics Interest Group.

We are looking for a Senior Research Associate (Senior Scientist) with a strong track record in metabolomics to develop and run this core facility. The role will have both scientific and organizational components. A broad scope in a variety of different techniques and analytical methods across different mass spec platforms is expected. The post-holder will work with individual research groups and provide advice and assistance on the design and execution of bespoke experiments, including facilitating the development of novel assays and techniques. The post-holder will have responsibility for the development and management of the CITIID metabolomics facility in collaboration with the Department Academic Lead, which will include equipment purchases and maintenance contract negotiations with manufacturers and/or third-party suppliers. The post-holder will have overall responsibility for the budget of the Metabolomics Core facility and income generation/cost recovery.

Appointment to Senior Research Associate is subject to approval by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine.

It is expected that the post-holder will hold a PhD (or equivalent) and pursue a programme of research alongside the management role, including the drafting of grant applications for research and resources.

Contact: Arthur Kaser, Professor of Gastroenterology,

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 1st October 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC13205 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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