Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

Applicants are invited for a one year (initially) Research Associate position in the pulmonary vascular disease group funded by grants from the Medical Research Council and British Heart Foundation awarded to Professor Nicholas Morrell.

The project will be to investigate the mechanisms of causal mutations in new genes identified in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as part of the recently completed Bioresource Rare Diseases whole genome sequencing study in 1250 index cases with PAH.

The position requires a post-doctoral (or equivalent) scientist with excellent laboratory skills and experience in molecular and cell biology. Experience with in vivo models of PAH would be an advantage.

The post is available from 1st  February 2018.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Nicholas Morrell (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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 22nd October 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC13393 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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