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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION:   Department of Pharmacology, Central Cambridge

SALARY:                            £30,175-£38,183

REFERENCE:                      PL13111

CLOSING DATE:                 30 September 2017

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Walid Khaled. The
successful candidate will work on a project funded by Breast Cancer Now aimed at the identification and
characterization of novel protein-protein interactions in triple negative breast cancer.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences and have demonstrable
experience in studying protein-protein interactions and/or a strong interest in cancer biology. The candidates will
need to have strong experience in the following techniques: cell culture, molecular biology (cloning), proteomics,
biochemical assays or biophysical assays. It will also be desirable if the candidate has experience in working
with GEMM and NGS data analysis. You must be a careful and methodical worker, accurate 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. You will have several years of previous laboratory experience and be
capable of working efficiently and productively without direct supervision. The post will require some weekend
work. Careful observation and accurate computer-based record keeping and presentation are essential.

The successful candidate will join the Epithelial Tumour Biology group led by Dr Khaled, studying various
aspects of triple negative breast cancer and squamous lung carcinoma. With a wide range of expertise, team
members regularly collaborate amongst themselves and with scientists from other Cambridge Institutes. The
successful candidate is expected to interact and work closely with other members of the team.

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

The closing date is 30th September 2017. Interviews will be carried out as applications are received.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance but may be extended to 3 years
for the right applicant.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Walid Khaled (

Please quote reference PL13111 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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