Research Assistant in Physiology

University of Cambridge Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

We are looking for a self-driven, motivated, enthusiastic team member to support the research in Professor Randall Johnson's lab on a Tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2) project within the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The role plays a key part in providing skilled technical support to the group. The main focus of the role will be T cell isolation from human whole blood conducting drug titration assays and T cell characterization as well as lentiviral transduction and knock-down assays. Animal work with TET2 knock-out mouse strain will also be one of the responsibilities of the role.

Ideally you will have at least a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry (or equivalent qualification) with experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques and used to the laboratory environment. A Master's degree in the above fields would be considered a plus but is not essential.

You should have good communication and IT skills as well as the ability to communicate effectively within the research group and the wider research community. You should be able to drive the project forward and work unsupervised.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 3 February 2022 in the first instance.

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Closing date: 31 July 2020 (interviewing period- August 2020 followed by role appointment and expected start date week commencing 14 September 2020)

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