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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 see advert text
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th June 2019
Closes: 24th July 2019
Job Ref: PR19664


Research Assistant: £26,243.00 - £30,395.00
Research Associate: £32,236.00 - £39,609.00

A postdoctoral position is available to work in the research group of Professor Daniel St Johnston (see at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. The group studies how epithelial cell polarise and how this polarity regulates the cytoskeleton and membrane trafficking using both Drosophila and organoid systems.

The project will focus on polarised secretion in intestinal organoids. Candidates should have a PhD in Biological Sciences or be close to a completion of their degree, and must be highly motivated with prior graduate experience in cell biology. They are expected to demonstrate independent thinking and creativity. Prior experience in tissue culture, live imaging and membrane trafficking are essential.  Please see the attached "Further Information" file for more details about the role.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2020 in the first instance.

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

Applicants should upload a copy of their CV and a short summary of prior research accomplishments.

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

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