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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research - Clinical Neurosciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £26,715 to £30,942
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th February 2020
Closes: 13th March 2020
Job Ref: SD22513

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the group of Dr Janet Deane at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, part of the University  of Cambridge Clinical School.  The Institute provides modern laboratory accommodation and excellent core facilities.  Our team uses multidisciplinary approaches to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying rare neurodegenerative diseases.

The successful candidate will help in the everyday running of the laboratory and will also have the opportunity to pursue their own research project. The core work will involve the use of molecular biology techniques (such as cloning and DNA preparation) and cell biology (including tissue culture and preparation of biological samples) as well as assisting with general laboratory management and maintenance.

A BSc degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology or a related field is essential. The candidate must have great attention to detail and excellent record keeping. Good interpersonal skills as well as the ability to communicate their work clearly will also be very important. Highly motivated candidates will take an active role in the experimental design and application of their work to functional assays. The lab uses a wide range of techniques and enthusiastic candidates will have the opportunity to develop their research skills. 

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

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Janet Deane at

Interviews will be on Friday 20th March 2020.

Please quote reference SD22513 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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