Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

Applications are invited for a part time Research Assistant position in the lab of Dr Wei Li, at the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Heart & Lung Research Institute. The primary aim of this post is to support on-going work investigating the dysregulated BMP signalling and endoglin in the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT).

The successful applicant will possess at least a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science, or a related subject, have extensive "hands-on" experience working with vascular endothelial cells and in vivo models, proficiency in animal handling, blood sampling and administration of substances. Extensive experience with other cell culture work, recombinant protein purification and standard laboratory techniques will be advantageous.

A full description of the role is available in the Further Particulars document, and Dr Li can be contacted via for additional information regarding this role.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 20 months in the first instance.

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

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a 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.

The closing date for applications is: 18th February 2024

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RC40389 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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