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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th January 2020
Closes: 5th February 2020
Job Ref: RC22004

Post-doctoral Research Associate in immunology, cell or molecular biology or a closely related field

A post-doctoral research associate position in Professor Kaser's laboratory is available for a talented and motivated scientist to work on the biology of the key immune-metabolic enzyme. Our laboratory studies genetically-affected pathways that predispose for immune-related diseases. We are looking for a scientist with a background in immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, structural and/or molecular biology to join our group to study a major immuno-metabolic pathway. We hope to recruit an enthusiastic and creative colleague who shares our passion for discovery and who looks for an exciting challenge within a multidisciplinary group.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject and be willing to supervise research students. A strong publication record, ability to work independently and good communication and presentation skills are essential. A personal Home Office License would be advantageous although not vital. Experience in immuno-metabolism would be ideal. The successful candidate will participate in an active programme of group meetings and departmental seminars, manage research project and associated administrative matters.

Our lab is located in the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID), for more info, see and Our research  and this post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the European Research Council, and we enjoy several excellent collaborations on and off campus.

For informal inquiries please contact Professor Arthur Kaser (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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