|Salary:||£27,929 to £32,348 per annum|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||11th April 2023|
Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant to join the group of Dr Dan Hodson within The Wellcome MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Department of Haematology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
The successful candidates will join a pioneering research project addressing the functional genomics of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL).
This project employs a variety of experimental strategies to modify the genetics of both human and mouse B cells to build customised, experimental models of human lymphoma. These models will be combined with advanced analytical techniques including proteomics, transcriptomics and single cell technologies. We are especially interested to extend our previous work on the role of the DDX3 RNA helicases in the initiation and propagation of aggressive lymphomas.
Appointment at Research Assistant level is dependent on having a BSc degree in biological sciences (or an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject).
The post holder should have previous experience in basic cell and molecular biology techniques and must have excellent communication and organizational skills. The post holder will be responsible for supporting a specific line of this project which may include working with mouse models of lymphoma. They will be expected to participate in the design and planning of experiments. They will be required to perform laboratory-based research and engage effectively with other team members and project collaborators. The ability to learn quickly and to work both independently and as part of a team is essential. The post-holder will become a valued member of the Hodson Group will support the research team in a variety of molecular and cellular approaches as well as in a few administrative tasks. Techniques used are likely to include standard molecular biology techniques, tissue culture, flow cytometry, viral transduction and the use of CRISPR to modify either human or mouse B cells. Prior experience of working with mice is desirable; however, we will consider all the skills and strengths that you have and in-house training will be provided.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Hodson (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly when considering an application to discuss the project in greater detail.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a 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.
The closing date for applications is: 11th April 2023
The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed
Please quote reference RB36070 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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