Research Associate - Cell Biology

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research - Medical Genetics

We are recruiting an ambitious and energetic scientist with cell biology expertise to work in a research programme studying autophagy and proteostasis in neurodegeneration. The studies will mainly involve cell biology and biochemical approaches and the successful applicant will work in the lab of Professor David Rubinsztein (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research).

Recent publications relating to these programmes: M Vicinanza, et al (2015) Molecular Cell 57:219-234; M Jimenez-Sanchez et al.(2015) Nature Chemical Biology 11:347-354; A Ashkenazi et al. (2017) Nature 545:108-111

Applicants must have been awarded their PhD or have submitted their PhD thesis.

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) forms part of the University of Cambridge Clinical School and is based in the Wellcome Trust/MRC Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Institute provides modern laboratory accommodation and state of the art research facilities:

As part of the University of Cambridge Clinical School, each Principal Investigator is affiliated to a home department which includes Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Medicine, Medical Genetics, Clinical Neurosciences and Pathology.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post 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.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor David Rubinsztein by email on For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor, by email on

Please quote reference SE14155 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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