Research Assistant in Haematology

University of Cambridge Department of Haematology

United Kingdom

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant in the group of Professor George Vassiliou within the Department of Haematology and the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/vassiliou). This project will focus on understanding what causes DNA damage in blood cells and how such DNA damage can lead to bone marrow failure and leukaemia.

The post holder will be well-grounded in basic cell and molecular biology techniques and have excellent communication and organisational skills. The post holder will support the research team in a wide variety of molecular and cellular studies. These will include cell line maintenance, genetic manipulation of cell lines, handling primary human and murine samples, flow cytometry analysis, and DNA/RNA/protein isolation.

The post holder must have research laboratory experience in molecular biology (preferably blood cell biology and DNA damage/repair). Specific experience in cell culture, CRISPR-Cas9 genetic manipulation of cells, genome-wide CRISPR screens, and flow cytometry analysis of bone marrow cells is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate must hold a university degree in a relevant subject.

This appointment is full time.

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

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

Questions regarding the post can be directed to Dr Meng Wang who can be contacted at mw323@cam.ac.uk and Professor George Vassiliou who can be contacted at gsv20@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for this vacancy is 01 November 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 09 November 2020.

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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.

Please quote reference RB24271 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.


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