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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Department/Location: Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge

 

Salary: £26,243 - £30,395 pa

              £32,236 - £39,609 pa       

 

Vacancy Reference: PL17574

 

Closing date: 4th Jan 2019

 

Applications are invited for a Shionogi funded research associate position in the laboratory of Dr David Bulmer at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. More information about the laboratory is available at https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/bulmer. We are looking for a motivated and innovative scientist to carry out a research project examining the role of specific sensory nerve fibre populations in the production of visceral pain in gastrointestinal disease.

A variety of techniques will be employed, including: ex-vivo electrophysiological recordings of colonic afferents, qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry in mouse and human tissue.

The role holder will be based in central Cambridge. The key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: developing research objectives and conducting the research project, writing up research work for presentation and publication, continually updating knowledge and understanding in the research field, translating knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity, managing own research and administrative activities, assisting in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies (e.g. for funding and contractual purposes), communicating material of a specialist or highly technical nature.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline. Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be appointed as a Research Assistant at Grade 5 (£26,243 - £30,395). Upon the award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate, Grade 7 (£32,236 - £39,609 pa). Successful candidates will be expected to have demonstrable experience in electrophysiology. You must be a careful and methodical worker, paying attention to accuracy and ready to take responsibility as part of a team. You should be self-motivated and able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction.

The funds for this post are available for 1 year with effect from 1st Feb 2019 (with the possibility of funding being extended for a further 2 years subject to annual review).

The salary range if appointed as a Research Assistant is £26,243 - £30,395 per annum and Research Associate is £32,236 - £39,609 per annum.

The funds for this post are available with effect from 1st February 2019

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Dr David Bulmer (dcb53@cam.ac.uk).

The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science subjects. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented at this level in our department, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click 'here'. 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.

The online application is to include your personal details, names and addresses of referees, as well as your CV, research publications list and cover letter. For enquiries about the online application process please contact Miss Amparo Saez at pharsect@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

Applications will be assessed as and when they are submitted and it is anticipated that interviews will take place in the week commencing Jan 14th.

Please quote reference PL17574 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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