Research Assistant/Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Pharmacology

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral post in calcium signalling by lysosomes to work in the laboratory of Prof. Colin Taylor at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. The lab combines diverse approaches to examine the structural basis of intracellular calcium signalling and it enjoys collaborations with labs in other disciplines. Further information at:

Applicants will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD. A knowledge of cell biology and lysosomes, and experience with advanced optical microscopy and quantitative image analysis are essential.

The appointee will be enthusiastic, careful and methodical, ready to accept responsibility individually and as part of a team, self-motivated, able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with considerable independence, engaged with the literature, keen to combine different approaches to explore mechanisms of calcium signalling, and willing to contribute to teaching others.

Funds are available for up to 2 years (to December 31, 2019) with effect from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The key duties require the development and execution of a research project, but the appointees will also be involved with our outreach activities, contribute to the activities of others in the lab, and take a share of communal lab responsibilities.

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.

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Amparo Saez (

The deadline for receipt of applications is 27 October 2017. Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place in early November.

Please quote reference PL13417 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity 

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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