Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

September 27, 2022


Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

The successful candidate will join a world-leading, multidisciplinary research team located at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR).

The team headed by Prof Peter St George-Hyslop works on the molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry and structural biology of proteins involved in normal neuronal and microglial function and in human neurodegenerative diseases.

The long term goal of the program is to understand how physiological and pathological post-translational modification and disease associated mutations inf proteins encoded by genes associated with neurodegeneration injure neurons and glia.

The present project will principally focus on intrinsically disordered proteins expressed in neurons and microglia that cause neurodegeneration. Examples are those described in our recent publications (Neuron, 2015; Cell, 2018, Cell 2019; Nature Nanotechnology 2021; Nature Communications 2021).

The person appointed must hold a BSc degree or higher in molecular/cell biology/biochemistry or related subject.

A knowledge of standard molecular biological, cell biological and biochemical techniques (e.g. cloning, western blotting and tissue culture) is essential. Knowledge of human iPSC-derived microglial and/or neuronal culture methods, of imaging and of biochemical techniques required to interrogate their intracellular signalling pathways would be an asset.

The successful candidate will join a highly interactive lab and will be expected to participate in open academic discussions, and in the implementation, analysis and troubleshooting of experiments.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2023 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Peter St George Hyslop email .

Interviews will be taking place as soon as possible.

Please quote reference SD33174 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.

Further information
  • SD33174 Further Information
  • Department/Location

    Cambridge Institute for Medical Research - Clinical Neurosciences








    14 September 2022

    Closing date

    27 September 2022

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