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Research Assistant (St Johnston group)- imaging

Posted by , on 29 April 2014

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Salary: up to £27,004 depending on experience.

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person who is willing to learn new techniques to join a project investigating polarised secretion in epithelia and how this is controlled by polarity factors. The project is a collaboration between groups in Cambridge, Yale and Oxford and will involve using new STED and PALM super-resolution microscopes to image polarized secretion in living tissues, and is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award for 30 months. Applicants should have a degree in a relevant area of biology. Experience in microscopy, molecular biology or Drosophila genetics would be an advantage.

The Gurdon Institute is a world-renowned centre in the fields of developmental, cell, and cancer biology, located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge, and part of the University’s School of Biological Sciences. Founded in 1991, its purpose is to provide the best possible environment for research, and to foster interactions and collaborations between scientists with diverse but complementary interests. It is generously supported by core funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, and benefits from state-of-the art facilities in a friendly, modern, purpose-built environment (see

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