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Research Associate – Rowitch Lab

Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 20th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £33,309-£40,927
  • REF: PS29805
  • Closes: 16th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

The Wellcome – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various cell types in brain cancer (glioma) and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

This post will be based at the Stem Cell Institute at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. Applications are invited for the position of a full-time research associate in the laboratory of Professor David Rowitch to study detailed cell composition in glioma, a lethal type of brain cancer. The roles are part of the Wellcome LEAP Delta glioma project within the Rowitch Laboratory in the Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Wellcome Sanger Institute. The position will be under the direct supervision of Professor David Rowitch, Head of Department of Paediatrics and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator.

The main duties will encompass developing research objectives and proposals for own or joint research; conducting individual and collaborative research projects; writing up research work for presentation and publication and will include a wide range of techniques: histological analysis, cell culture, gene manipulation preparation of novel explant culture substrates system. Molecular biology techniques such as Western blotting, smFISH, cloning.

Good communication and organisational skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The post will require a flexible approach to working hours, accuracy, diligence, attention to detail, and conscientious working practices are essential.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD, an equivalent research doctorate. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £27,116 – £31,406 Research Associate: £33,309 – £40,927.

The closing date for all applications is Wednesday 16 February 2022 with interviews to be confirmed at a later date.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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

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