Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

The Hannon laboratory at the CRUK Cambridge Institute (part of the University of Cambridge) is seeking to hire a bright and dedicated Research Assistant to join a small team of scientists studying the role of Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) in transposon silencing.

Our laboratory has a long-standing interest in RNA biology and cancer research, and a history of developing new tools to address cutting-edge questions in these fields. This role will be part of a team that uses biochemistry, imaging, high-throughput methods (RNAseq, ChIPseq) and computational approaches in various Drosophila models to understand the molecular mechanisms of piRNA-guided transposon control.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and competent individual with strong expertise of Drosophila models (fly genetics and husbandry) and excellent laboratory skills in molecular biology. Additional skills in biochemistry, tissue culture, bioinformatics or microscopy would be advantageous. The successful candidate should show initiative and independent thinking, possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team.

Applicants should have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline as well as  practical lab experience.

For up to date information about the research group, including our most recent publications, please see our website at: http://www.hannonlab.org/research/.

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 basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17227. 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 closing date is 13th May 2018, with the interview date to be confirmed.

Please send applications in the following format: a CV, including full details of all University courses taken with date, with grades if available; a publication record if available; the names and contact details of two academic referees; a cover letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this particular role, what you will bring to the project and listing your research experience to date.

Please quote reference SW15311 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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