Research Assistant (Fixed Term)
Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant in the group of
Professor Michael Coleman in the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair.
The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is one of the largest Departments in
the School of Clinical Medicine and is embedded in several sites on the
Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The John Van Geest Building (VGB), located on
the Forvie Site, hosts approximately 70 academic and associated research and
administrative staff in a combination of laboratories, offices & clinic space.
The postholder will fulfill two main roles. First, they will support the
smooth running of the research laboratory through procurement, routine
maintenance and repair of equipment, ensuring stocks of reagents are up to
date, correctly stored and aliquoted where appropriate, contribute to
training, troubleshooting, etc. Second, they will work with a team
investigating the role of proteins in the programmed axon death pathway in
axonal disorders (see Coleman & Höke, 2020. Nat Rev Neurosci 21: 183-196).
Specifically, this will involve maintenance and genetic manipulation of cell
lines, microscopy, routine molecular biology methods (PCR, bacterial
cloning) and the screening and characterisation of antibodies (ELISA,
western blotting, immunocytochemistry). Research assistants are likely to
have opportunities to attend conferences and publish their work and are always
encouraged to contribute to group discussions about both their own research
and that of their colleagues.
For questions relating to the post, please contact Professor Michael Coleman
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2023 in the
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will
be required to undergo a health assessment.
Closing Date: 5th October 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed
We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-
time working or other flexible working arrangements.
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system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section
of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match
the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 email address and phone
number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference ZE33309 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.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
22 September 2022
5 October 2022