Research Associate (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 Research Assistant to work with Professor Ziad Mallat, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Heart & Lung Research Institute. The post-holder will work within a programme focussed on identifying the biological mechanisms underlying atherosclerosis, with a focus on the contribution of adaptive immune T cells.

The successful applicant will possess a PhD in a relevant subject such as biological science, and have extensive "hands-on" experience of the isolation and culture of primary immune cells, preparing and analysing samples using flow cytometry and single-cell genomic techniques, and other standard laboratory techniques, and possess excellent communication (written and verbal), with team-working skills. Experience in in vivo pre-clinical studies and expertise in bioinformatic analysis of single-cell data would be of strongly favoured. Candidates must have a track record of research achievement, including peer-reviewed publications.

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

The funding for this post is available until end of January 2026, in the first instance.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and 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: 7th March 2024

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RC40332 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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