Research Assistant in Biology

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

We are seeking a highly motivated full-time Senior Research Assistant to join Dr David Fernandez-Antoran's team at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge.

The successful candidate will work with our innovative and long-term 3D primary culture of mouse and human epithelial tissues (Epithelioids) and utilise advanced confocal microscope techniques for analysis. As an integral part of our team, you will play a crucial role in driving projects to successful completion.

Key Responsibilities:

Set up and maintain mouse and human 3D Epithelioid cultures. Conduct experimental and analytical work on diverse projects, as required. Master and maintain lab protocols using an electronic lab book and prepare common reagents. Provide technical guidance and training to new lab members. Actively participate in regular group meetings and other group activities. As a valued member of our team, you will have access to a wide range of training opportunities, including state-of-the-art 3D in vitro tissue culture, live imaging using confocal microscopy, DNA isolation, molecular and radiation biology, and collaboration with various researchers in the lab at different project stages. We are committed to supporting your career development and will provide opportunities for enrolling in professional courses to enhance your skills while in this role.

The successful candidate should demonstrate exceptional attention to detail and possess excellent organisational, communication, and teamwork skills. Previous experience and a solid understanding of working in research labs are essential, and prior lab technician experience would be desirable.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for experienced technicians seeking to work in a dynamic and vibrant team. You will contribute to high-quality research and provide proactive support to our ongoing projects.

We are eager to fill this position as soon as possible. If you are passionate about cancer research and keen to join our team, please apply with your updated CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest in this role.

For informal enquiries, please feel free to contact Dr David Fernandez-Antoran via the email

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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