Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

Applications are invited to apply for a post-doctoral Research Associate post to work in Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan's group, based in the Molecular Immunity Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge. We are looking for an independent postdoc interested in drug tolerance mechanisms in tuberculosis.

As part of an MRC consortium in collaboration with the National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis, we are studying the mechanisms of drug tolerance in tuberculosis. We are focusing on bacterial efflux pumps, how they mediate tolerance and how to inhibit them.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent) in the relevant life science fields (microbiology, molecular biology). Experience in molecular biology techniques and clinical microbiology including handling Mycobacterium tuberculosis, working in biosafety level 3 facilities, and macrophage cell culture work are required.  This post requires long-term visits to our sister organization the National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis in Chennai, India to assist in assay development and data acquisition.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment 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.

The closing date for applicants is the 7th of February 2018, with interview dates yet to be confirmed.

Please quote reference RC14439 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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