Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Oct 2021

Department/Location: MRC Toxicology Unit

Salary: £27,116-£31,406

Reference: PU28344

Closing date: 17 October 2021

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is looking to appoint a highly independent Research Assistant to join Dr Vito Mennella's research group. The ideal candidate will have exceptional intellectual curiosity and motivation with proven track record of timely project delivery and capacity to integrate scientific information. 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.

The project offers the exciting opportunity to integrate advanced imaging technologies (e.g. super-resolution imaging and volumetric Electron Microscopy) with molecular and cell biology methods to enable characterisation and obtain novel insights on multiprotein signalling complexes that regulate cellular functions during environmental exposure.

Applicants must hold a degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Translational Medicine) and have experience in establishment of cell culture models and imaging. Enthusiasm for working in a diverse inter-disciplinary team is essential.

The MRC Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focused on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including mass spectrometry, microscopy, and bioinformatics, and offers excellent opportunities for scientific career

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Further information on the Toxicology Unit can be found at ( )

Relevant publications:

  • Liu et al. Science Translational Medicine, 2020, PMID 32188719
  • Sydor et al. Trends in Cell Biology, 2015, PMID 26546293
  • Kubota Y Microscopy, 2015, PMID 25564566
  • Liu et al. Developmental Cell, 2020 PMID 33038333
  • Nguyen et al. Developmental Cell, 2020 PMID 33038334
  • Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

    To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit : .

    Informal enquiries are invited and can be directed to Dr Vito Mennella ( ).

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

    Please quote reference PU28344 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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