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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: 21st January 2020
Closes: 20th February 2020
Job Ref: RC22190

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

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Medicine is available immediately for up to 12 months in the first instance to work in the group of Nicole Kaneider.

Our laboratory studies genetically-affected pathways that predispose for immune-related diseases. We seek for a scientist with a background in immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, structural and/or molecular biology to join our group. Experience in protein expression and purification methods would be ideal as one part of this project will involve structural characterisation of a novel protein interaction by cryo EM. The main project will be focused on the biology of an orphan G-protein coupled receptor.

We are seeking to recruit a colleague who shares our passion for discovery and who looks for an exciting challenge within a multidisciplinary group. The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent) with a strong background in cell biology and immunology as well as a broad experimental skill set, which should include molecular and cell biology. We seek an applicant who is willing to manage research project and its administrative tasks, documentation and quality control of methodology, experimental data and results. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational skills and may contribute to teaching by assisting in the supervision of student research projects.

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

For informal inquiries please contact Nicole Kaneider (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months 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.

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

Closing date: 20th February 2020

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 email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RC22190 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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