Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

October 22, 2021


Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

Research Assistant in Klebsiella host-pathogen interactions

A Research Assistant position is available from 1 November 2021 in the Laboratory of Prof. Julian Parkhill, to work on an MRC research project led by Dr. Sebastian Bruchmann.

We have recently been funded by the MRC for an exciting 3-year project to investigate the regulatory pathways underlying the interaction of Klebsiella with human macrophages. We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant (technician) to help with various aspects of the research project and day- to-day lab operations.

As the dedicated Research Assistant on this project, you will be responsible for:

Routine cell culture of human and murine macrophage cell lines; experience with primary macrophages would be advantageous

Performing macrophage infection experiments, including FACS analysis of infected cells

Managing and extending a large collection of clinical bacterial isolates

Performing transcriptomic experiments (RNA-seq) including handling RNA samples

Generating fluorescence reporter constructs (cloning) and fluorescently labelled bacterial strains

You should be educated to first degree or MSc in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or a related discipline within the biological sciences and have experience of working with murine and human macrophage cell lines and primary cells.

The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy.

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references.

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.

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.

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Interviews will be held: 10 November 2021

Please quote reference PP28457 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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  • Department/Location

    Department of Veterinary Medicine, West Cambridge








    8 October 2021

    Closing date

    22 October 2021

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