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Research Assistant/Research Associate – Cell Fate and Cancer Biology (Dr. Walid Khaled)

Applications are invited for a position in the Epithelial Tumour Biology group at the University of Cambridge which focuses on studying and identifying the earliest cellular changes leading to breast and lung cancer (Khaled W.T. 2015 Nat Commun, Bach K. et al. Nat Commun 2017 & Lazarus K. et al. Nat Commun 2018). In this project the successful candidate will utilise various mouse models and genomics to investigate the role of BCL11A in cell fate regulation and pre-cancer.

Applicants should have a strong interest in developmental biology, cancer biology and are expected to hold or obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences. They must have demonstrable experience in one or more of the following areas:

-       Studying genetically engineered mouse models (ideally breast or lung cancer models)

-       Tumour immunology

-       CHIPseq, ATACseq or RNAseq

-       Cell biology

The successful applicant will be a careful and methodical worker, accurate and ready to take responsibility as part of a team.  They will be self-motivated and able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction. Ideally, they will have relevant laboratory experience and be able to work efficiently and productively without direct supervision. Careful observation and accurate computer-based record-keeping and presentation are essential.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click here .This will direct you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account and log in before completing the online application form. For the online application, you will need to provide your personal details, names and e-mail addresses of two referees familiar with your recent research, CV, publications and a cover letter (including a description of your experience as it relates to the job specifications). For enquiries about the online application process please contact Ms Saez ( Please quote reference PL18345 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications from agencies will not be considered.

The closing date is 26th April 2019. Interviews will be carried out as applications are received.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Walid Khaled (

The position is available for 2 years (subject to a probation period) in the first instance and is available from 1st May 2019 or soon thereafter.


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