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Research Assistant - Cellular control of bacterial infection (Fixed Term)

University Of Cambridge is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a postdoc position. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Applicants should apply before September 30, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant, funded by the Wellcome Trust, to explore the host response to pathogenic bacteria as part of the group of Professor Andres Floto, based at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

This project will explore how macrophages interact with bacteria to identify both new host restriction factors and bacterial virulence factors. It will incorporate forward and reverse genetics, candidate gene approaches, and phenotypic analysis.

The post requires a BSc in molecular biology, immunology, microbiology or equivalent. Experience in molecular cloning, western blot analysis, and cell culture are essential. Previous experience with protein knockdown/knockout technology and working at CL2 would be advantageous, although training can be provided. The Floto lab provides an exciting multidisciplinary research environment with strong collaborations with the WT Sanger Institute, EMBL-EBI, and University Departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Engineering.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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.

The closing date for this vacancy is 30th September 2018, with interviews likely to take place on the 8th or 9th October 2018.

Please quote reference RC16573 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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