Research Assistant in Autophagy

Babraham Institute

The Babraham Institute is a charity which is world renowned for its research in life sciences to enhance lives and improve wellbeing.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Ktistakis laboratory at the Babraham Institute. The position is funded for one year and is related to the work of the lab in identifying the mechanisms of autophagy initiation in mammalian cells ( ).

Our work uses biochemical and imaging techniques to elucidate the membrane rearrangements taking place during the early stages of autophagosome formation downstream of mTORC1 inactivation. Recently, we have also begun to explore these questions in iPS-derived neuronal cells.

The successful applicant for this position will have experience in tissue culture, and preferably – but not necessarily – in the culturing of iPS cells. Some experience with fluorescence microscopy will also be preferred.

Funding for this position is available for one year with a start date in early November.

Informal enquires can be made to Dr Nicholas Ktistakis  ( ).

Further information about the Institute can be found on our website. Application forms and further details are available electronically (, or e-mail:

Full details of the position can be found here.

On applying please quote reference NK-RA-CRT.

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 13October 2017.

No agencies please.

The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing disabled people.

The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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