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Research Associate/Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Pharmacology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,116 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st September 2021
Closes: 20th October 2021
Job Ref: PL28214

Department/Location: Department of Pharmacology, Central Cambridge

Salary: £27,116-£40,927

Reference: PL28214

Closing date: 20 October 2021

Applications are invited for a British Heart Foundation-funded Research Associate post in the field of platelet activation and arterial thrombosis. The successful applicant will join Dr Matthew Harper's research group in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge.

A key aim is to understand how platelet procoagulant activity is controlled during arterial thrombosis. Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant biological subject and will ideally have a strong background in cardiovascular research. Experience with platelets or megakaryocytes would be advantageous. An ideal candidate would also have experience in platelet flow cytometry, in vitro models of thrombosis, or whole blood assays, but we are happy to consider applications from enthusiastic researchers who would bring new skills and perspectives to the lab.

We are seeking to recruit at post-doctoral level but we will consider applicants who have recently submitted a PhD thesis. The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £33,309-£40,927 pa and as a Research Assistant is £27,116-£31,406 pa with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science subjects. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented at this level in our department, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th October 2021. Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 1st November

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance. We are very happy to consider part-time working patterns, such as 4 days a week.

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

Informal enquires to Dr Matthew Harper (

For enquiries about the online application process please contact Mrs Debbie Stanley at

Please quote reference PL28214 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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