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Research Associate - Chemical Biology at the Interface with Microfluidics (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th October 2021
Closes: 16th November 2021
Job Ref: MA28509

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

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to join the group of Professor David Spring at the Department of Chemistry on a research project aimed at developing an integrated microfluidic platform for the generation and screening of cell permeable peptides.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join multidisciplinary project involving biochemistry, peptide chemistry, microfluidics and cell biology.

Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry or chemical biology. Experience in peptide chemistry documented by a track-record of publications is essential. Experience in microfluidics, PCR, IVTT and cell biology is highly desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will need to be able to work in a team, communicate clearly, work with integrity, be result-driven and have a can-do attitude. 

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

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Prof David Spring via email on; or Dr Jessica Iegre on

Please quote reference MA28509 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

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

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