Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

July 31, 2022


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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For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact Dr Alex Borodavka ( or if your questions relate to the application process, please contact the personnel team (

Please quote reference PH32032 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.

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  • Department/Location

    Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge








    4 July 2022

    Closing date

    31 July 2022