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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - C.I.M.R. Medical Genetics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,605 to £33,966 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 5th January 2024
Job Ref: SE39578

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic Research Assistant in the newly formed Group of Dr Melissa Gammons. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a keen interest in cell biology to investigate the molecular mechanisms of Wnt signal transduction pathways and how these are disrupted in disease. The successful candidate will receive expert training and guidance to develop their molecular biology skills using state-of-the-art tools and resources. The post-holder will be expected to work collaboratively and independently to achieve the goals of the projects. Good record keeping, high scientific integrity and a friendly, collegial attitude is essential.

Applicants should hold a degree in biology or a related discipline and have some experience working in a lab environment. You should be highly driven, keen to learn and you will have strong organisational and communication skills with the ability to effectively prioritise lab duties, both independently and as part of a team.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD, as it is designed to provide hands-on experience in cutting-edge cell biology research while preparing the candidate for advanced academic studies. This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for 3 years in the first instance and is based at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), Cambridge biomedical campus, Cambridge. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to transition into a Ph.D. program based on performance and mutual agreement.

This position is graded on the University's Grade 5 scale, for which the salary range is £29,605-£33,966 per annum. The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualification and relevant skills acquired and will be determined by the funding available.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Melissa Gammons (mg2128@cam.ac.uk).

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

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the 'Apply' button above. 

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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 SE39578 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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