Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University Of Cambridge is delighted to offer a postdoc position. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. Applications are invited up to September 14, 2018.

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic Research Assistant to join a research programme in pulmonary hypertension led by Dr Elaine Soon. You will conduct experiments using in vitro (cell biology) and in vivo (rodent) models. Prior laboratory experience is desirable, although training will be provided where necessary. A degree in a relevant subject is necessary. We would especially welcome someone who wishes to advance in their understanding of science.

Dr Soon is an MRC Clinician Scientist based in CIMR in the group of Professor Stefan Marciniak ( ) working closely with the group of Professor Nicholas Morrell in the University of Cambridge Department of Medicine (

Malzer et al. BMC Biol. 2018 Apr 3;16:34. The integrated stress response regulates BMP signalling through effects on translation.

Soon et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct 1;192:859-72.Bone morphogenetic protein receptor type II deficiency and increased inflammatory cytokine production. A gateway to pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2022 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.

Informal enquiries can be made to .

Please quote reference SC16497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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