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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,929 to £32,348
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 4th October 2022
Job Ref: ZE33308

Applications are invited for a research assistant position in the group of Dr. Mark Kotter at the Clinical Neurosciences Department at the University of Cambridge. The group focuses on investigating mechanisms of regeneration of the central nervous system and cellular reprogramming. This position designed to help understanding the process of generating human cells using differentiation and reprogramming approaches. In addition, Kotter lab is focusing on designing an ageing model based on the inducible system developed in the lab (Pawlowski et al. 2017).

We are seeking a self-motivated and dedicated Research Assistant to join our research group. You will assist in diverse techniques including imaging, hiPSC reprogramming, genome editing, cloning, PCR, and general molecular biology techniques. The main duties of this position will encompass pursuing research objectives as stated by the project; analysis and interpretation of results and preparation of data for presentations; supporting the management of the lab; developing individual and collaborative research projects; as well as writing up research for presentation and publication. The candidate will have the ability to work effectively as part of a team and be able to work independently upon training, having good communication and organizational skills.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have a BSc degree level or equivalent in a relevant field. Experience with cell culture, specifically with PSCs is essential. Experience in genome editing, and confocal image analysis will be highly advantageous. Good knowledge in development and stem cell biology, and molecular cloning would be preferable. Highly organized, independent, and collaborative persons should apply for this position.

Further details regarding this post may be obtained from Dr. Koby Baranes kb635@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2025 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Closing Date: 4th October 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

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

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/37174.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE33308 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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