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Research Assistant (Part Time Fixed Term)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION:     Department of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology/Wellcome-MRC

SALARY:                                £26,715-£30,942 pro rata

REFERENCE:                         PL25952

CLOSING DATE:                    12 April 2021


A part-time (0.5FTE) Research Assistant position is available in the WTKLAB. The WTKLAB uses
multidisciplinary approaches to understand normal epithelial cell fate decisions and how that impacts early steps
of tumour initiation (Bach et al 2017, Lazarus et 2018, Hadi et al 2020 and Bach and Pensa et al 2021). The lab
is based at Department of Pharmacology and the Wellcome-MRC Stem Cell Institute. The post-holder will be
responsible for the general management of the lab across both sites including but not restricted to the
organisation and storage of lab resources (lab stocks, cell lines, vectors, etc.), ordering, genotyping and
maintenance of mouse colonies. In addition, the post-holder is expected to assist other members of the lab on
an Ad-hoc basis with some of their experiments.

The ideal candidate will hold an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and should have demonstrable
experience working in biomedical research. It's essential that the candidate has experience in tissue culture and
molecular biology, and it would be ideal if they have worked with mouse models. It's essential that the candidate
is organised, responsible, a team-player and can communicate effectively and clearly both orally and in writing.

The position is part-time, 2.5 days/week, for 3 years with an option of extending for a further 3 years and is
funded by CRUK. There is flexibility in how the 2.5 days are distributed across the week subject to discussion
and agreement with the line manager. The position is available from 15th April 2021 but there is flexibility in the
start date for the right candidate.

The salary range for Research Assistant is £26,715 - £30,942 pro rata.

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

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Informal enquires should be directed to Dr. Sara Pensa ( or Dr. Walid T. Khaled

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Debbie Stanley, pharhr@

Please quote reference PL25952 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections
of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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