Research Assistant (Part Time, 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.

A part-time (50%) Research Assistant position funded by the BBSRC is available in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology working within the laboratory of Dr Paolo D'Avino to contribute to a research project investigating the regulation and function of cell division by phosphorylation.

Candidates should have a B.Sc. or preferably an M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline (Biology/Biomedicine) and considerable experience in human cell culture, molecular biology, and microscopy. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with good communication and organizational skills is required. Other duties/responsibilities will include preparation of reagents, maintenance of stocks, and assisting in the day-to-day running of the laboratory.

For more information about the laboratory please visit:

Fixed-term: The post is available for three years starting from the 1st of September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter and subject to a probationary period.

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

The deadline for applications is 3rd July 2022. Interviews will take place week commencing 11th July 2022. Informal queries should be directed to Dr Paolo D'Avino,

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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