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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th September 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: PM28294

Department/Location: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Salary: £33,309-£40,927

Reference: PM28294

Closing date: 31 October 2021

About the Johnson Lab - we are a motivated and dynamic research team based in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. Our research focuses on response mechanisms to hypoxia, including cancer and immunity. We are an inclusive and welcoming group, committed to mentoring and supporting the career development of all members.

We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow to join Professor Randall Johnson's research team on a Tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2) project within the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. This role plays a key part in providing technical expertise and knowledge with particular focus on cancer immunotherapy. The key responsibilities are experimental set-up and design testing and evaluating Tet inhibitor compounds. You will also receive skilled technical support by a Research Assistant.

Ideally you will hold a PhD or will be about to be awarded a PhD in a biological subject with a particular focus on immunology, optimally T cell biology, with experience in molecular biology, genetics and biochemical techniques and used to the laboratory environment. 

You should have good communication and IT skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively within the research group and the wider research community. You should also be able to drive the project forward.

The post is initially available for one year, starting as soon as possible, with the possibility of extension subject to available funding. To apply, please submit a CV and motivation letter detailing why you want to be part of this project and how this post will be a good stepping stone for your career. The application deadline is Sunday 31st October 2021, and we aim to hold Zoom interviews for shortlisted candidates shortly after the closing date

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

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

Informal enquiries about this vacancy can be made to Professor Randall Johnson:

Please quote reference PM28294 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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