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Research Assistant

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 25th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £27,116-£31,406
  • REF: ZE29205
  • Closes: 08th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position within the Barker/Williams-Gray lab. The successful candidate will provide support for teaching and research activity in order to ensure the smooth running of our laboratory, which focuses on better understanding the heterogeneity of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, and developing new therapies for these conditions. The laboratory work will include, but is not limited to, cataloguing and processing of patient biosamples, assisting with a variety of genetic, metabolic and immunological assays, and providing general laboratory support.

The role holder will need a degree in a relevant subject or be qualified through appropriate research experience. Please see the ‘Further Particulars’ document for a full list of requirements for this role.

The post-holder will need excellent organisational skills, together with research experience.

For questions relating to the post, please contact Danielle Daft at dmj34@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing date: 8th December 2021

Interview date: TBC

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 ZE29205 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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