Research Assistant x 2 (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.

Are you passionate about molecular biology and biochemical research? Do you thrive in a laboratory environment, supporting cutting-edge projects? If so, we have two exciting opportunities for you to join our multidisciplinary team as a Research Assistant. We are seeking a motivated individual to provide crucial support in our lab, contributing to both scientific projects and the smooth day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities: *Assist in conducting molecular biology and biochemical experiments, including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, protein purification, and enzyme assays. *Prepare reagents, buffers, and media for experiments, ensuring accurate measurements and following standard protocols. *Maintain laboratory equipment, perform routine maintenance, and troubleshoot any technical issues that may arise. *Order and organize laboratory supplies, ensuring an adequate inventory of materials. *Collaborate with other team members to analyze experimental data, interpret results, and contribute to scientific discussions. *Document experimental procedures, protocols, and results accurately and efficiently. *Adhere to laboratory safety guidelines and maintain a clean and organized work environment.

Qualifications: *Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field. *Strong theoretical knowledge and practical experience in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, including DNA/RNA manipulation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, protein purification, and enzymatic assays. *Familiarity with laboratory equipment and techniques commonly used in molecular biology and biochemistry research. *Proficient in data analysis using software tools such as Excel or statistical analysis software. *Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. *Strong written and verbal communication skills. *Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment. *Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.

If you are enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and eager to contribute to molecular biology and biochemical research, we invite you to apply for this position. Please submit your resume, a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, and contact information for three professional references.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's leading universities, and the Department of Pathology is renowned for its research in the field of molecular biology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive environment, and to collaborate with leading researchers in the field.

This opportunity is funded by the BBSRC, a major funding body for research in the life sciences in the UK, providing support for research and training in universities, research institutes and other organizations.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 months in the first instance.

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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For informal enquiries, please email Dr Betty Chung on

Please quote reference PK38868 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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