Employment opportunities within the Department of Medicine

Research Assistant

Salary: £24,775-£27,864 pa

Reference: RC04327

Closing date: 28 October 2014


Applications are invited for a research assistant to work with Dr Xuan Li in Professor Ziad Mallat’s laboratory, based in the Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, on the Addenbrookes site.

The study involves the investigation of the molecular and cellular control of inflammasome activation and its relevance to cardiovascular disease.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual to support multiple laboratory routine techniques, including in vitro biochemical assays, cell culture experiments and in vivo work.  Daily tasks will include techniques such as PCR, western blot, cell-based assays, histology and tissue dissection. In addition you will undertake tasks of supporting the project through general laboratory administrative, record keeping and maintenance duties.

A degree in a relevant scientific discipline with previous laboratory experience is desirable. Practical experience in any of the techniques listed above would be advantageous as would a good working knowledge of cell and molecular biology. You will be self-motivated, adaptable, organized and able to follow instructions accurately with attention to detail. The role requires good interpersonal and communication skills, excellent time-management, multiple-task handling and organization skills.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr Xuan Li (xl315@cam.ac.uk).

Funds for this post are available for one year in the first instance.  In the event that further funding is obtained, then the position may be extended.

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

Please quote reference RC04327 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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