Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge. The successful applicant will work to support the research activities in the laboratory of Prof. Pellegrini (

The position would suit an ambitious and talented graduate who has recently completed an MSc/MPhil degree in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology and is keen to gain research experience in an international academic environment. Although the focus of the post is to provide research support to more experienced researchers, there will be opportunities to pursue an independent research project.

In addition to possessing a strong aptitude for scientific research, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and will work well in a team. Previous research experience of recombinant protein expression in insect or mammalian cells, and protein purification for Biophysical and Biochemical analysis would be highly desirable.

Applicants should submit a CV citing relevant experience, a cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the position and contact information for at least two referees.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2026 in the first instance.

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Please quote reference PH39390 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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