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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £26,243 to £30,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 28th April 2019
Job Ref: ZE18591

Applications are invited for a unique Research Assistant position. The successful candidate will be working in the Kotter Lab providing research support to a member of the Lab. 

The position will be involved in supporting the groups' efforts to develop cellular reprogramming protocols of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) to generate new "disease in a dish" models at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Wellcome Trust MRC Stem Cell Institute, a state-of-the-art stem cell facility. 

The position will involve handling and culture of human stem cells, generation of biological vectors including gene editing vectors, molecular imaging techniques, as well as and genomic analysis of samples. It will also involve basic molecular biology techniques. The Research Assistant will be providing direct support to another member of the group and will be learning new technologies, as well as applying existing knowledge to procedures and bench-work. 

The appointee will have a Graduate qualification in Biological Sciences, or equivalent qualification 

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Mark Kotter ( 

For questions relating to the post, please contact Heather Carlyon at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months 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 :

Closing Date - 28th April 2019 

Interviews for this role are planned to take place on the 13th May 2019.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager 

Please quote reference ZE18591 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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