Research Assistant in Biochemistry

University of Cambridge Department of Biochemistry

An application is invited for one Research Assistant position that has become available in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge, UK.

The successful applicant will work to support the research activity of the laboratories of Profs. Pellegrini and Luisi. This will include assisting researchers with their experiments, maintaining stocks of reagents, consumables and small equipment items etc. A smaller portion of the time will also be dedicated to work supporting the Structural Biology Research Facilities of the Department.

This is a challenging but rewarding position that would suit an ambitious recent graduate in Biochemistry, Biology or related discipline, who is keen to gain experience in an active research environment.

The ideal candidate will combine an ability to multi-task and to fit in well in a team. Excellent communication and time-management skills are essential for the role. Experience with basic biochemistry and molecular biology techniques would be highly desirable, although training will be provided.

Applicants should submit a CV citing relevant experience, a cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the position and contact information for at least two referees.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 60 months in the first instance.

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.

If you have questions about the application process please email

Please quote reference PH25600 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.