Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 30 Nov 2020

Applications are invited for motivated Research Assistants with an excellent academic record to join the following research programmes at the MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge:

  • Willis - 'Post-transcriptional control of gene expression following toxic injury'
  • MacFarlane - 'Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Death'
  • Martins - 'Mitochondria and cell death regulation following toxic injury'
  • Van de Pette - 'Epigenetic Mechanisms of Toxicity'
  • Patil - 'Microbiome mediated toxicity of drugs and other xenobiotics'

Your role will be to support the research activities of the group; conduct your own research projects within the remit of the research programme and help to run the day-to-day operations of the lab.

You will need a degree in an appropriate field (e.g. molecular or cell biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics) together with hands-on experience in wet or dry lab as applicable. You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team, have excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills and ideally have experience of working on an independent research project.

The MRC Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including super resolution microscopy, advanced flow-cytometry, mass spectrometry and offers excellent opportunities for professional development.

Further information regarding the MRC Toxicology Unit and specific research groups can be found at ( )

Please include a covering letter with your CV stating which research programme/s you would like to join, how you match the criteria and why you are applying for this role. Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

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

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If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Bronwen Chamberlain at

Please quote reference PU24758 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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