Research Associate in Molecular / Cell Biology

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

We are looking for a highly motivated and proficient postdoctoral researcher to join the newly established lab of Dr Zuzana Kadlecova, funded by a 5-year Sir Henry Dale Fellowship of the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society, to work on regulation of endocytosis. The lab's goal is to gain a better understanding of the molecular regulation of endocytosis and its integration with signaling and homeostasis through phosphorylation/dephosphorylation events. The lab uses an approach that integrates cell biology, quantitative high-resolution live-cell imaging, proteomics and biochemistry.

What does the lab offer? We believe that there is no limit to what can be achieved in a small team through focused effort. The lab is undertaking ambitious projects, surrounded by colleagues with discovery-driven mindsets within the excellent, collaborative research environment of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR). This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly established lab with ongoing collaborations with leading research groups in Cambridge and Oxford giving you exposure to state-of-the art techniques in a wide range of areas. To ensure your individual career growth you will be actively encouraged to participate at conferences & workshops. The University of Cambridge also offers range of professional training resources. This is a fixed-term full-time position for two years in the first instance starting from 1st January 2021.

Your tasks and responsibilities: You are expected to apply cellular and molecular biology techniques to the study of mechanisms by which cells regulate endocytosis, as part of the lab's Royal Society / Wellcome funded research. You are expected to play an active role in leading your research project; a high level of intellectual independence is encouraged. To that end, you need to keep up to date with developments in the field, proposing or implementing changes of direction as needed. Experience in high-resolution live-cell imaging, quantitative live-cell imaging and/or proteomics is desirable, but not absolutely essential and training will be provided in these areas.

Requirements: Applicants must hold (or are soon to be awarded) a PhD degree in molecular / cell biology or a related subject. Technical proficiency and a proven track record of accomplishment in these areas are required, as reflected in peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations at conferences.You must be a team player to interact effectively with a wide range of staff, students and others. These skills are essential for you to contribute to the smooth running of the group and our collaborations.

CIMR and University of Cambridge: CIMR is an interdisciplinary research institute within the University of Cambridge with a mission to explore the molecular mechanisms of human diseases. With outstanding core facilities and highly interactive research groups, CIMR ( ) is part of the School of Clinical Medicine and is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

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

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