Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

September 25, 2022

Description

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in malaria parasite biology to start on 1st November 2022 for a three-year appointment.

The successful candidate will join the laboratories of Dr. Katerina Artavanis- Tsakonas and Dr. Andrew Blagborough to investigate the fundamental cell biology of Plasmodium parasites and, more specifically, the role of the ubiquitin pathway in parasite development and malarial transmission. The post will be within the Division of Microbiology & Parasitology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.

The candidate should have completed a PhD level degree in cell biology, biochemistry or closely related field. In addition, it would be advantageous if the candidate had demonstrable research lab experience with particular focus on the following elements:

Molecular biology and biochemistry: Experience with DNA cloning, western blot, immuno-precipitation, recombinant protein production and mass spectrometry.

Parasitology: Experience with culturing/maintenance of Plasmodium falciparum parasite lines and generation of transfectants and experience growing/maintaining gametocytes.

The candidate should also have good interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work with limited supervision and exercise initiative, the ability to prioritize his/her own work in response to deadlines, and experience in making effective presentations.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years and is subject to a satisfactory 6-month probation period.

The closing date for all applications is 25th September 2022 and interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

For further details or informal enquiries please contact Jodi Smith via email (hr@path.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PK32927 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/Location

Department of Pathology, Central Cambridge

Salary

£34,308-£42,155

Reference

PK32927

Category

Research

Published

19 August 2022

Closing date

25 September 2022

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