Research Associate (Fixed Term)
We are seeking an enthusiastic and independent Research Associate to join our
research team in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.
This post offers an opportunity to participate in an exciting research project
that aims at elucidating the relationship between RNA modifications, RNA
structure, and its localisation and turnover, as well as the effect that these
RNA features exert on its translational efficiency, and perturbation of the
cellular RBPOme. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD
in molecular biology or biochemistry with experience in RNA biology, molecular
biology, microscopy, and keen interest to learn new techniques and apply them.
You will be responsible to carry out your research on a day-to-day basis. In
addition, you will be expected to implement several methods such as SHAPE-MaP
and DMS-Seq, and RNA FISH.
You will have the opportunity to develop further expertise in state-of-the-art
RNA biology techniques, proteomics, and RNA imaging. To work closely with an
industrial partner (Pfizer) working on an exciting exploratory project in an
academic setting, towards improvement and elucidation of RNA features
(structure, modifications etc) that modulate their biological activities in
cells. Benefits also include: Joining a strong team environment with a
collaborative approach to science and discovery based in a beautiful town of
Cambridge. Collaborative research and conference attendance will be strongly
encouraged. An individual development plan will be established with your
career goals in mind, both academic and/or with industrial partners.
Fixed-term: The post is available for two years in the first instance. Funding
is in effect from the 1st of August 2022.
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Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge
4 July 2022
31 July 2022