Research Assistant at University of Cambridge

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position in molecular biology at University of Cambridge. This position is available for 4 years in the first instance. Applications are welcome before November 04, 2018.

We are looking for an individual to take up a Research Assistant position working on an exciting research programme studying the role of Eros, a novel transmembrane protein that we have recently shown plays key roles in several aspects of immune system function both in mouse and human (Thomas et al (2017) Journal of Experimental Medicine 214 (4), 1111-1128) and (Thomas et al 2018 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, in press) A pre-print of the latter article is available at:

This post will be based at the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge but the project will also involve collaborating with colleagues at other institutes including the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). The post will involve the use of in vitro and in vivo models to study the function of Eros within immune cells to assess its function in a variety of cell types and species.

The ideal candidate will have laboratory experience in cell culture, proteomics, molecular and/or cellular immunology, cloning and in vivo models of disease. Additional training will be provided where necessary. Daily duties would include cell culture and extraction/separation of proteins for proteomic studies such as plasma membrane profiling by mass spectrometry, RNA and DNA extraction, genome editing, flow cytometry and setting up / assessing in vivo models.

The successful candidate will have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, together with good organisational and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. They will be well-supported and will be joining a stimulating and collaborative research environment.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr David Thomas (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 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 and a security check.

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.


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