The IMAXT laboratory at the CRUK Cambridge Institute (part of the University of Cambridge) is seeking to hire two Research Assistants to collaborate at the realisation of the IMAXT project.

The IMAXT project is a large international consortium that employs cutting-edge technologies to produce 3D models of breast cancer in which the position of each cell is annotated along with its genetic and expression profile (see for a more detailed description of the project). You will support the realisation of this project contributing to the data collection and will be using common laboratory techniques (cell culture, molecular biology and cloning) alongside central technologies for the project (merFISH and IMC).

You will have excellent laboratory skills in molecular biology. Some experience in tissue culture, in situ hybridisation, and/or microscopy is preferable. You will also show initiative and independent thinking, possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You should have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years 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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The closing date is 1 September 2019, with the interview date TBC.

The post is full-time but applications are welcome from those who would like to work flexibly.

Please send applications in the following format: a CV, including full details of all University courses taken with date, with grades if available; a publication record if available; the names and email addresses of two academic referees including your last line manager; a cover letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this particular role, what you will bring to the project and listing your research experience to date. 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 quote reference SW20238 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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IMAXT laboratory
6 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019