Research Associate in Cell Biology (Fixed Term)

open until filled
Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
£32,816-£40,322 GBP

A post-doctoral research associate position is available for a talented and motivated scientist to investigate basic mechanisms of lipid and membrane biogenesis at the endoplasmic reticulum and the nuclear envelope [Haider et al, Dev Cell (2018) 45:481; Barbosa et al, Dev Cell (2019) 50:755; for a review, see Barbosa and Siniossoglou, BBA (2017) 1864:1459].

The post is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and will be based in Dr Siniossoglou's group in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), a modern research institute in the historic city of Cambridge UK. The group combines state of the art cell biology, genetics and biochemistry, using mostly budding yeast as a model system, in an international and multidisciplinary environment.

Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD, in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry or related subject. Experience in yeast genetics would be advantageous although not essential. Experience in advanced microscopy techniques, and lipid/membrane biochemistry would be desirable. A solid background in molecular cell biology is essential. Applicants will be expected to work closely within a small and highly interactive group and should have good written and verbal communications skills. A solid publication record, ability to work independently and good organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

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

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