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Research Assistant/Research Associate – Cancer biology

Applications are invited for a position in the laboratory of Dr. Walid Khaled. The successful candidate will join the Epithelial Tumour Biology group which studies various aspects of triple negative breast cancer and lung squamous carcinoma (Khaled W.T. 2015 Nat Commun, Bach K. et al. Nat Commun 2017 & Lazarus K. et al. Nat Commun 2018).

Applicants should have a strong interest in 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: mouse models, cell biology, tumour immunology and/or protein-protein interactions. It is also desirable if the candidate has experience in analysing NGS data such as CHIPseq, ATACseq or RNAseq. 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 several years of previous laboratory experience and be capable of working 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

 (pharsect@hermes.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.

 Please quote reference PL17597 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

 Applications from agencies will not be considered.

 The closing date is 14th January 2019. Interviews will be carried out as applications are received.

 Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Walid Khaled (wtk22@cam.ac.uk).

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

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