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Research Associate - Postdoctoral Scientist, Gergely Lab (Fixed Term)

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoc position at University Of Cambridge. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. Applications are invited up to September 25, 2018.

Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 400 researchers and support staff with 22 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research scientist to join the Gergely group. Our laboratory is interested in the role of the microtubule cytoskeleton and its main organiser, the centrosome, in cell division, development and cancer.

The Gergely lab studies the roles of the microtubule cytoskeleton in human diseases. We maintain a strong focus on centrosomes, key microtubule-organising organelles in cells. This project aims at understanding to role of centrosomes in hematopoiesis. We are looking for an outstanding Postdoctoral Scientist with a strong background in cell biology, imaging and extensive experience with mouse models. The purpose of this role is to support and maintain the University’s national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Contribution to excellence in research will be as a member of a research team carrying out research at a similar level to that undertaken by lecturing staff and will provide substantial scope for academic judgement, originality, interpretation and presentation of results. Contribution to teaching will include assistance in the presentation of seminars and may include participation in the research group’s teaching programme.

Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant area of biological sciences. A broad experience in biochemical and molecular biology techniques is essential. Previous experience with mouse models is an advantage. We expect candidates to be creative, motivated and ready to tackle difficult scientific questions independently while making the best use of the multidisciplinary environment at CRUK CI. Ours is a small group and therefore we are looking for an enthusiastic team player with good communication skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

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

The closing date is 25th September 2018, with the interview date TBC.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. 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.

Please quote reference SW16751 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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