Research Assistant in Brain Repair

University of Cambridge Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant in the group of Professor Rita Horvath in the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair.

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is one of the largest Departments in the School of Clinical Medicine and is embedded in several sites on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The John Van Geest Building (VGB), located on the Forvie Site, hosts approximately 70 academic and associated research and administrative staff in a combination of laboratories, offices & clinic space.

The postholder will have specific responsibilities to support ongoing research into mitochondrial disorders within the Horvath group and will contribute also to wider support and organisational roles as required. The role will focus on investigating pathomechanisms in mitochondrial disorders and inherited neuropathies (such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease). Specific tasks include cell culture of primary human cells and iPSCs, PCR, Western blots and microscopy as well as providing general support to the laboratory such as monitoring consumables stocks, placing and receiving orders, training and equipment maintenance.

For questions relating to the post, please contact Professor Rita Horvath at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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.

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2021 with interviews expected to take place w/c 22 March 2021.

Please quote reference ZE25716 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.

Further information

Apply online