Research Assistant

Job Details
Closing Date: 2019-11-10
Institution: University of Cambridge
Term: 2 years
Keyword Names: Academic/Research
Salary: £26,715-£30,942
Line 1: University of Cambridge
City: Cambridge
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

Research Assistant

Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for the position of a Research Assistant to join the groups of Prof Tony Green and Dr Elisa Laurenti within the Department of Haematology/Cambridge Stem Cell Institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. This highly collaborative multi-laboratory project is a joint effort with Drs Peter Campbell and David Kent, respectively at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of York. It will focus on understanding the impact of ageing and stress on normal and patient-derived human blood stem cells.

The post holder will be well-grounded in basic cell and molecular biology techniques and have excellent communication and organizational skills. The post holder will support the research team in a wide variety of molecular and cellular approaches. These include handling of primary human samples (healthy donors and patients), flow cytometry sample preparation and analysis, DNA/RNA isolation, cell line maintenance, primary cell culture, and tissue collection.

The post holder must have research laboratory experience in cell biology (preferably blood cell biology). Specific experience in handling patient samples, mononuclear cell isolation, DNA extraction, flow cytometry and primary cell culture are desirable but not required. The successful candidate must hold a degree in a relevant related subject.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 10th November with interviews taking place on 18th and 22nd November.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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.

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