Research Assistant/Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Pathology

Applications are invited from post-doctoral scientists to join a group, directed by Prof. Vassilis Koronakis (Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator), using structural, biochemical and biophysical approaches to characterise membrane drug efflux transporters (e.g. Crow et al 2017, PNAS) and other medically-important membrane machineries.

Applicants should have a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly, and a background in X-ray crystallography or cryoelectron microscopy. Experience of working with membrane protein complexes is required and familiarity with multidrug efflux pumps would be particularly beneficial.  The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are also required

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis or start date whichever is the later.

The further duties/responsibilities of this post are outlined in the Further Information Documents.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 August 2020 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.

The deadline for applications is Monday 2nd January. Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 8th January. Informal queries should be directed to Prof Vassilis Koronakis ( General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK14249 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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