Research Assistant - Chemistry

University of Cambridge - C.I.M.R. Division of Translational Medicine

The Alzheimer's Research UK Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute (DDI) is seeking talented chemists to join its growing chemistry team.

The Cambridge DDI is part of a network of world-class Drug Discovery Institutes funded by Alzheimer's Research UK and will prosecute drug discovery projects from target to in vivo proof of concept and beyond for novel targets in the neurodegeneration therapeutic area. This is an exciting opportunity to join this growing institute which is based on the prestigious Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

The successful applicant(s) will have a BSc (Hons) or equivalent, in Chemistry or a related discipline. They will have a flair for synthetic organic chemistry and problem solving, excellent communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a team. Further experience of working in chemistry research groups would be advantageous, for example during a summer internship or industrial placement year as part of a degree course.

The successful candidate(s) will work in our synthetic chemistry laboratory making molecules which will be screened as potential treatments for the diseases that cause dementia. The DDI is a stimulating and collaborative environment and this role offers further training and development in the areas of synthetic and medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

Specific enquiries about the post may be addressed to Steve Andrews (spa26@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14898. 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 5th October 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference SA13231 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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