Postdoctoral Scientist in Cell Biology at University of Cambridge

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoc position in biochemistry at University of Cambridge. Potential candidates should apply before August 04, 2019.

We are recruiting an ambitious scientist with cell biology expertise to work in a research programme aiming to identify new targets that modulate autophagy relevant to neurodegeneration. The studies will mainly involve cell biology and biochemical approaches in cell lines and primary neurons and the successful applicant will work in the lab of Professor David Rubinsztein in collaboration with the recently established London Discovery team/centre at global biopharmaceutical company MSD.

Applicant must have submitted PhD thesis or have had a PhD awarded.

Recent publications relating to these programmes: A Ashkenazi et al. (2017) Nature 545:108-111, Puri et al (2018) Developmental Cell 45: 114-131; Son et al (2019) Cell Metabolism 29:192-201

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) forms part of the University of Cambridge Clinical School and is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Institute provides modern laboratory accommodation and state of the art research facilities .

As part of the University of Cambridge Clinical School, each Principal Investigator is affiliated to a home department which includes Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Medicine, Medical Genetics, Clinical Neurosciences and Pathology.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 9 June 2022 in the first instance.

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

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

For informal enquiries, please contact David Rubinsztein on If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or the application process, please contact Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor, by email on

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

Deadline: August 04, 2019
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