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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Posted by , on 25 April 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Applications are invited for a 2 year Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Department of Genetics in central Cambridge. The project is led by Dr Ben Steventon and is aimed towards understanding the role of gene expression heterogeneity in the control of neural/mesodermal cell fate decisions during the elongation of the posterior body axis in zebrafish embryos. For further details on this position please look here.  For further details on our research, please visit

The post-holder will be involved the generation of zebrafish transgenic lines that will enable the imaging of gene-expression dynamics in vivo. In addition, they will utilize cutting-edge imaging techniques to quantify gene expression levels in situ.

The successful candiate will be a highly motivated and well-organised individual with a first degree in biological or biomedical sciences and experience in molecular biology. Experience in zebrafish genetics would be an advantage.


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

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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