Research Assistant in Medical Research
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join our team at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research studying the role of sphingolipids in a range of neurodegenerative and immune diseases. This is a 2-year Wellcome Trust-funded post in the laboratory of Dr Janet Deane. We encourage applications from scientists with a background in biochemistry and cell biology who have a keen interest in developing cell-based discoveries into molecular insights.

The post holder must possess a BSc degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related field and must also have laboratory experience in protein biochemistry and/or cell biology. Although substantial training will be provided, additional experience in lipid biochemistry and/or proximity-based labelling techniques would be an advantage. An understanding of membrane trafficking and/or lysosomal biology would be advantageous.

The candidate must have great attention to detail and excellent record keeping. They must also have good interpersonal skills as well as the ability to communicate their work clearly in both formal and informal settings. Due to the multidisciplinary and supportive nature of the laboratory enthusiastic candidates will have the opportunity to learn additional techniques to expand their research skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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For informal enquiries please contact Dr Janet Deane at

Please quote reference SD25851 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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