Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QR
Closing date: 22 May 2014
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2016 in the first instance.
The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute draws together outstanding researchers from 25 stem cell laboratories in Cambridge to form a world-leading centre for stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.
Applications are invited for the position of research assistant in Dr. B. Hendrich’s research group.
You must be committed to a career in science and have previous experience with multidisciplinary projects. A wide range of techniques will be used and therefore you should have considerable laboratory experience. Practical experience in biochemistry (western blots, immunoprecipitations), molecular biology (real time PCR, RT-PCR, transfections, gene cloning), and mammalian stem cell culture is essential. Experience in human ES cell or iPS cell culture would be advantageous.
The ideal candidate will have experience in molecular and cell biology and be familiar with the principles of good laboratory practice. Good interpersonal/communication and note-keeping skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently as well as within a laboratory team, as required. You may be required to give oral presentations of your research work to other lab members and prepare written reports for your supervisor. You should also be willing to present your work in oral or poster form at international meetings. The post will require frequent weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours. Careful observation and accurate record keeping are essential.
You should have been awarded a BSc degree or equivalent and have several years basic laboratory experience.
The position will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Brian Hendrich, and is funded by the European Commission 7thFramework Programme Project “4DCellFate.”
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3792. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Please upload your current CV and cover letter with your application by 22nd May 2014.
Informal enquiries are also welcome via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be held week commencing 2nd June 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 30th May 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.
Please quote reference PS03240 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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