Research Assistant / Associate in Biomedical Sciences

University of Cambridge MRC Cancer Unit

United Kingdom

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~150 bench scientists. The successful candidate will join Dr Christian Frezza's research group.

The successful candidate will lead the metabolomic facility within the Frezza laboratory and will promote methods develop for Liquid Chromatography combined with Mass Spectrometry techniques.

You will work alongside experienced postdoctoral scientists and PhD students to run and analyse metabolomic extracts. The successful candidate will develop methods for metabolomic flux analysis and will collaborate with systems biologists to integrate the metabolomic data with other -omics analyses such as genomic, transcriptomics and proteomic data.

The position is funded by the Medical Research Council for six months with a strong likelihood of extension. For candidates with a PhD (or equivalent experience) the salary will be on the scale £32,816 - £40,322 pa depending on relevant postdoctoral experience. Candidates without a PhD or due to complete their PhD within 6 months of their start date will be appointed at the Research Assistant level with a salary of £30,046 (Grade 5) and, if applicable, advancing to Grade 7 Research Associate level following the conferment of your PhD.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

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The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12th February 2020 with interviews expected to take place week commencing 17th February 2020.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager

Please quote reference SK22102 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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