Research Assistant (Fixed Term)
Applications are invited for a research assistant position in the group of Dr.
Mark Kotter at the Clinical Neurosciences Department at the University of
Cambridge. The group focuses on investigating mechanisms of regeneration of
the central nervous system and cellular reprogramming. This position designed
to help understanding the process of generating human cells using
differentiation and reprogramming approaches. In addition, Kotter lab is
focusing on designing an ageing model based on the inducible system developed
in the lab (Pawlowski et al. 2017).
We are seeking a self-motivated and dedicated Research Assistant to join our
research group. You will assist in diverse techniques including imaging, hiPSC
reprogramming, genome editing, cloning, PCR, and general molecular biology
techniques. The main duties of this position will encompass pursuing research
objectives as stated by the project; analysis and interpretation of results
and preparation of data for presentations; supporting the management of the
lab; developing individual and collaborative research projects; as well as
writing up research for presentation and publication. The candidate will have
the ability to work effectively as part of a team and be able to work
independently upon training, having good communication and organizational
The successful candidate will have a BSc degree level or equivalent in a
relevant field. Experience with cell culture, specifically with PSCs is
essential. Experience in genome editing, and confocal image analysis will be
highly advantageous. Good knowledge in development and stem cell biology, and
molecular cloning would be preferable. Highly organized, independent, and
collaborative persons should apply for this position.
Further details regarding this post may be obtained from Dr. Koby Baranes
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2025 in
the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will
be required to undergo a health assessment.
Closing Date: 4th October 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed
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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 ZE33308 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
4 October 2022