Research Associate - Zebrafish Modelling

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Professor David C. Rubinsztein and Dr Angeleen Fleming on zebrafish models of Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency (MSD).

MSD is a rare inherited metabolic disorder caused by mutations in the SUMF1 gene which encodes an enzyme that post-translationally activates all cellular sulfatases in the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER).  We are recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to lead a project to develop and characterize zebrafish models of MSD which will subsequently be used for drug library screening.

Applicants should have a PhD and/or post-doctoral experience of using zebrafish as a model organism. Expertise in molecular biology, imaging and western blotting would be advantageous.

The funding is available for a full-time post to begin immediately.

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, as well as 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.

Informal enquiries regarding this vacancy can be made to Dr Angeleen Fleming by email on Any queries regarding the application process can be addressed to  Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor, on

Please quote reference SE14492 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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