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Research Assistant

University of Cambridge - Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,929 to £32,348
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th November 2022
Closes: 18th December 2022
Job Ref: SW34449

The Pharmacokinetics/Bioanalytics (PK/B) Core Facility based in the CRUK Cambridge Institute offers a diverse analytical service to the research groups for the quantification of small molecules in support of a wide range of pre-clinical and clinical based projects. The Research Assistant role will involve the development, validation and execution of quantitative LC-MS/MS methods for small molecules in a wide variety of biological matrices.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and focused individual willing to learn new laboratory skills.  The role holder will be expected to focus on developing and validating bioanalytical assays according to the relevant regulatory guidelines, and apply these methods to routine analysis of samples from pre-clinical and clinical studies.

In addition, you will assist as required in general laboratory administrative, housekeeping and maintenance duties.   

  • General duties involve the analysis of samples using quantitative LC-MS/MS methods for small molecules in a wide variety of biological matrices
  • Develop and validate analytical methods in support of various pre-clinical and clinical studies
  • Ensure methods are performed to GC(L)P guidelines and relevant SOPs
  • Report results within allocated studies and time frames.  Contribute to the production of publications and regulatory documents
  • Conduct literature and database searches to support development projects
  • Continue to update knowledge and develop personal skills
  • Day to day maintenance of allocated equipment according to local SOPs
  • Plan own day-to-day research activity within the framework of the agreed programme
  • Assist with basic laboratory administration tasks such as ordering of consumables and maintaining a safe working environment

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements. 

Closing Date: 18 December 2022

Interview Date: TBC

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Please quote reference SW34449 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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