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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

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

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,116 to £40,927 dependent on role, see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: SG28254

Department/Location: Cambridge Institute for Medical Research - Clinical Biochemistry

Salary: £27,116-£40,927

Reference: SG28254

Closing date: 21 October 2021

The Kadlecova lab at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research studies the molecular regulation of endocytosis and its integration with signalling and homeostasis through phosphorylation/dephosphorylation events. Our approach is to integrate cell biology, quantitative high-resolution live-cell imaging, proteomics and biochemistry.

We are looking for two skilled and highly motivated Research Assistants or Research Associates to join our small team.


  • For appointment as a Research Assistant, the post holder must possess a BSc degree (or equivalent) in Cell or Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field and have practical laboratory experience.
  • For appointment as a Research Associate, the post-holder must hold (or are soon to be awarded) a PhD degree in Cell or Molecular Biology, Biochemistry  Technical proficiency and a proven track record of accomplishment in these areas are required, as reflected in peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations at conferences. Additional experience with live-cell microscopy and proteomics and an understanding of membrane trafficking would be advantageous.

The successful candidates will show great attention to detail and have excellent record-keeping skills. In addition, they must be a team player who can interact effectively with a wide range of staff, students and others. These skills are essential to contribute to the smooth running of the group and our collaborations.  The ability to communicate work clearly in both formal and informal settings is another essential requirement of the role

We encourage applications from scientists with a background in cell or molecular biology or biochemistry and are keen on making detailed molecular insights from cell-based discoveries. The post-holder will have the opportunity to learn additional techniques and expand their research skills due to the multidisciplinary and supportive nature of the lab.

About CIMR :

Located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CIMR is an interdisciplinary research institute within the University of  Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. The Institute's  mission is to determine the molecular mechanisms of disease in order to advance human health.  To achieve this, we leverage deep collaborations between basic and clinician scientists, built on shared interests, outstanding core facilities and an inclusive, supportive working environment. See for more information.

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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

Informal enquiries are highly encouraged by e-mail to Dr. Zuzana Kadlecova at Further details can be found at .

Please quote reference SG28254 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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