Post-Doctoral Scientist / Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

Applications are invited to recruit an enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist to work in the group of Dr James Nathan. We employ an integrated approach, using biochemistry, cell biology, and CRISPR genetic screens, to understand how protein degradation is regulated by the ubiquitin proteasome system and its relevance to human disease.

Candidates must have experience in molecular and cell biology, and must have a PhD in the biological, biochemical or biomedical sciences. Relevant post-doctoral experience is desirable and a background in ubiquitination and proteasome function would be beneficial.

Applicants will be expected to work closely and interactively with colleagues in different disciplines, to have good communications skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

The funds for this position are available for 3 years 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.

Informal enquiries regarding this position can be sent to Dr James Nathan (

Please quote reference SC12452 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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