Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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We are looking to recruit a motivated, full-time senior research associate to join Professor Menna Clatworthy in the University of Cambridge Department of Medicine ( )

The post-holder will have a background in immunology, but have experience analysing RNAseq data. They will assist in analysing RNA sequencing data (bulk and single cell), antigen receptor sequencing data, ATACseq data and spatial transcriptomic and imaging data, on samples obtained from human organs, contributing information to the Human Cell Atlas project ( The applicant will also be expected to progress data analysis in collaboration with colleagues at Cellular Genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, methods of analysing and integrating spatial data of differing scale. We are particularly interested in organ-resident immune cells and the influence of different tissue environments on immune cell function. The lab is a vibrant scientific environment, and hosts fellows and students, and the successful applicant would also be expected to contribute to training and building analysis capacity within the lab. We would anticipate that the applicant would have the grounds to lead on formulating and writing manuscripts if they wish.

Appointment to Senior Research Associate is subject to approval by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine'.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Professor Menna Clatworthy (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

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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: 28th February 2024

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RC40460 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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