Research Assistant at University of Cambridge

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position in molecular biology at University of Cambridge. The funds for this fellowship are available for 6 months. Applications should be sent before March 27, 2019.

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~150 bench scientists. The successful candidate will join Dr Christian Frezza’s research group

The successful candidate will be involved in the characterisation of the oncogenic events associated with the loss of the tumour suppressor Fumarate Hydratase, an enzyme of the Krebs cycle mutated in kidney cancer. The ideal candidate is familiar with a wide range of molecular biology techniques, cellular metabolism, immunology, and mitochondrial physiology. They are expected to undertake cutting edge research and to act independently to plan experiments, solve scientific problems and apply new techniques when required. Candidates are expected to communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals and contribute to the smooth running of the Frezza laboratory. He/she will actively contribute to the training and mentoring of new members of the laboratory and work independently in the preparation of oral presentations and manuscripts for publication.

The role holder must have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in Cancer Biology. For candidates with a PhD the salary will be on the scale 32,236 – 39,609 pa depending on relevant postdoctoral experience. Candidates without a PhD or due to complete their PhD within 6 months of their start date will be appointed at the Research Assistant level with a salary of 29,515 (Grade 5) and, if applicable, advancing to Grade 7 Research Associate level following the conferment of their PhD.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2024 in the first instance.

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

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 1st April 2019.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, CV and contact details for two academic referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Deadline: March 27, 2019
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