Research Associate (Fixed Term) in Division of Neurosurgery University of Cambridge, Division of Neurosurgery United Kingdom

Research Associate (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, under the supervision of Professor Peter Hutchinson and Dr Keri Carpenter. The successful candidate will work on studies of neurochemistry, including brain energy metabolism and neuroinflammation in acute brain injury patients. Expertise is required in HPLC, ELISAs, designing and developing analytical methods, data analysis and statistics. Experience in multiplex immunoassays (Luminex technology), microdialysis, interpretation of NMR spectroscopy, use of 13C-labelling, and cell culture are desirable. Good communication skills (written and oral) are essential. A helpful and responsible attitude is also required, plus initiative, enthusiasm, accuracy, organisation, flexibility, and commitment to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Candidates will have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related subject, and should have several years' research experience with the specialist skills mentioned above. Candidates will ideally have published or submitted papers involving relevant techniques.


In addition, candidates should demonstrate experience in science communication (e.g. presentations at seminars, conferences, outreach activities, and/or teaching) and should have a commitment to Health and Safety in the workplace.


Information about the Division of Neurosurgery can be found at: and about the Neurochemistry Group at


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Closing date: 16th December 2018


Interviews are likely to take place week commencing the 7th January 2019.


Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.


Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.


Please quote reference RT17373 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


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