Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of

Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.           

As part of the University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 400 researchers and support staff with 22 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

We are currently looking to recruit a Research Associate to work in the Stem Cell Biology of the Intestine Laboratory run by Senior Group Leader, Dr Doug Winton.

The Winton Lab explores the dynamics of stem and progenitor cells in normal and pathological settings with particular regard to to the intestine. Our approaches are integrative and functional: aiming to describe and understand the cellular biology of stem cells and to measure their clonal growth in defined transgenic models and human samples.

You will use diverse techniques including, genomic analysis of transcripts and DNA, genome editing, FACS, confocal microscopy, murine lineage tracing. In addition you will assist as required in general laboratory administrative, housekeeping and maintenance duties and in supporting other projects ongoing in the laboratory.  

You should have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline. Practical experience in any of the techniques listed above would be advantageous as would a good working knowledge of cell and molecular biology. You should have the ability to work well both independently and part of a team. You will have the opportunity to work under your own initiative and apply your problem solving skills to troubleshoot challenging technical issues. You will contribute towards running of various projects within the laboratory and you will present your work regularly at the lab meetings. You will interact with collaborators in other disciplines and therefore should have organisational and interpersonal abilities and oral and written communication skills. Good IT skills would be useful.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

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 2nd November 2017, with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference SW13520 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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