Research Assistant (Fixed Term)
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first
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
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
Managing and extending a large collection of clinical bacterial isolates
Performing transcriptomic experiments (RNA-seq) including handling RNA
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
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
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system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Interviews will be held: 10 November 2021
Please quote reference PP28457 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, West Cambridge
8 October 2021
22 October 2021