Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

We are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant (molecular microbiologist) to analyse changes in the cytokine profile, cell death and other cellular properties of macrophages infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis mutants lacking key genes in the production and release of succinate. The position would be based in Professor Andres Floto's laboratory in the Molecular Immunity Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, (located in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology).

The post requires a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Experience in molecular cloning, flow cytometry and work with mycobacteria at CL2 would be desirable.

Applicants will be expected to work closely and interactively with colleagues in different disciplines, and to have good communication skills.

For informal enquiries, contact Andres Floto (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

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 25th March 2018 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC15045 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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