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Research Assistant (Hendrich Lab)

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Salary: £25,728-£29,799
Reference: PS16474
Category: Research
Closing date: 11 September 2018

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

Applications are invited for an MRC-funded Research Assistant position to join the research team of Dr. Brian Hendrich (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/hendrich). The successful applicant will integrate with a team working to understand how chromatin remodelling proteins control gene expression during cell fate decisions in pluripotent cells.

The ideal candidate will have considerable laboratory experience in biochemistry (western blots, immunoprecipitations), molecular biology (real time PCR, RT-PCR, transfections, gene cloning), and mammalian cell culture, and be familiar with the principles of good laboratory practice. 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 must be able to follow procedures and methodologies. You should be able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction and supervision. 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 Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18507/. 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 include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date is Tuesday, 11 September 2018, with interviews expected to take place the week commencing 24 September 2018.

Please quote reference PS16474 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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