Research Assistant in Biochemistry

University of Cambridge Department of Biochemistry

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge, UK. The successful applicant will work to support the research activities in the laboratory of Prof. Pellegrini.

The position would suit an ambitious and talented recent graduate in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology, who is keen to gain research experience in an international academic environment. Although the main focus of the post is to provide research support to more experienced researchers, there will be opportunities to pursue an independent research project.

In addition to a strong aptitude for scientific research, the ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and will fit in well in a team. An MPhil degree in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology and previous research experience would be highly desirable.

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.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Professor Luca Pellegrini Email:

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

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