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Neuroblastoma UK Funded Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Pathology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £26,243 to £30,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th July 2019
Closes: 30th September 2019
Job Ref: PK19971

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Suzanne Turner to work on a project employing drug libraries and CRISPR/Cas9 based screens for drug resistance in paediatric cancers, specifically neuroblastoma.

The position is funded by Neuroblastoma UK.

The post is available immediately and will be based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's hospital in the Division of Cellular and Molecular pathology.

Candidates must have a PhD in cancer biology or a closely related subject and preferably have already conducted a period of postdoctoral research. Experience of bioinformatics processes including the analysis of next generation sequencing data is highly desirable. In addition, experience of cell culture, molecular biology and cell growth assays would be advantageous. We particularly welcome applications from those holding a UK Home Office licence for work with laboratory animals or have experience of working with lab mice.

The research group of Suzanne Turner is interested in understanding mechanisms of tumour development as they pertain to paediatric cancers, specifically lymphoma and neuroblastoma. Work in the lab covers the basic understanding of biological processes leading to cancer through to the development of biomarkers and novel therapies.

The successful candidate will conduct research and also write up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area.

Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers in this area.

Previous applicants need not apply

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Suzanne Turner

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

General queries regarding this position should be directed to or Jodi Smith 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK19971 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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