Post Doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

open until filled
Medical Sciences
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
£30,175-£38,183 GBP

Applications are invited to recruit an enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist on a research programme, investigating metabolism and oxygen-sensing in the group of Dr James Nathan in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. Specifically the project will aim to understand the mechanisms of metabolic regulation of oxygen-sensing enzymes, and their impact on human disease. We employ an integrated approach, using biochemistry, cell biology, CRISPR genetic screens and metabolomics to understand the metabolic regulation of oxygen-sensing enzymes.

The candidate must have experience in molecular and cell biology, and must have a PhD in the biological, biochemical or biomedical sciences. You will also have at least one first author primary peer-reviewed research article in a well-regarded journal. Relevant post-doctoral experience is desirable and a background in metabolism, mitochondrial function or hypoxia signalling would be advantageous. Expertise in biochemistry or mass spectrometry would also be beneficial.

Applicants will be expected to work closely and interactively with colleagues in different disciplines, to have good communications skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Most recent publication related to this project are Burr et al. Cell Metabolism 2016, Miles, Burr et al. ELife 2017

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

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr James Nathan (

Please quote reference SC12452 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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