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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th June 2019
Closes: 24th July 2019
Job Ref: RC19684

We are seeking to employ a post-doctoral research associate to work on collaborative projects in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine. 

You will be based in the Cambridge BRC Cell Phenotyping Hub, at the Department of Medicine, involved in a series of collaborative translational projects with Professor Ed Bullmore and colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry.

You will work on projects exploring the relationship between mental health symptoms, cognitive test profiles, and the peripheral immune landscape, with a particular focus on major depressive disorder. You will play a key role in a growing portfolio of translational studies on immunology and mental health, by performing the experimental and technical side of immunology. Techniques used include cell separation, advanced flow and mass cytometry immunophenotyping, cell culture, qPCR, genotyping, proteomics and general molecular biology experiments. 

There is freedom to develop your own projects, in line with the interests of the lab and the Department of Psychiatry. 

The NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre / Cell Phenotyping Hub is a central Research Technology Platform of the Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, a collaborative operation between Departments and Institutions of the Clinical School. The Hub is equipped with state-of the art equipment including high speed cell sorters, bench top analysers, microscopes and high content/high throughput equipment. 

Applicants must hold, or be close to completion of a PhD in a relevant field such as Immunology, ideally with first author publications(s) in the field. Flow cytometry experience is essential. 

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be directed to Dr Lorinda Turner, Senior Research Associate ( 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance. 

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

Closing date: 24th July 2019 

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV 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 RC19684 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. 

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