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Research Assistant/Associate

University of Cambridge - Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £26,243 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th May 2019
Closes: 30th June 2019
Job Ref: PR18977

Research Assistant salary - £26,243 - £30,395

Research Associate salary - £30,395 - £39,609

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Dr Fengzhu Xiongs' Developmental Mechanics group at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute at University of Cambridge. The group focuses on studying the cellular and physical mechanisms of morphogenesis in development using quantitative approaches ( This position is designed to prepare the candidate for leading her/his independent research group in interdisciplinary developmental biology. The successful candidate will conduct cutting edge research with a high level of independence and close support of the PI, and enjoy the collaborative and interdisciplinary environment of the Institute and the University. 

Applicants with a PhD (or expecting to be awarded a PhD shortly) in any related science field, with a strong interest/curiosity in developmental biology and morphogenesis are encouraged to apply. They are expected to demonstrate independent thinking and creativity. Prior experience in developmental biology, imaging, soft matter physics, modelling or programming are helpful but not essential. 

Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family friendly schemes. 

The Gurdon Institute is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace, for more information go to 

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance. 

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact 

Please quote reference PR18977 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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