University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Assistant (Creixell Group) (Fixed Term)

Research Assistant (Creixell Group) (Fixed Term)

The Creixell laboratory at the CRUK Cambridge Institute (part of the University of Cambridge) is seeking to hire an enthusiastic and highly- motivated Research Assistant to join a team of scientists studying studying protein substrate specificity. Our lab integrates machine learning and high- throughput biochemistry to study how proteins selectively recognise their substrates, how this process is perturbed in cancer and how it can be hijacked to find highly-selective and mutant-specific drugs to overcome drug resistance. We are developing new tools to address cutting-edge questions in these fields.

This role will be part of a team that integrates molecular biology, low- and high-throughput protein biochemistry along with computational approaches (including artificial Intelligence and machine learning) to understand protein substrate specificity at a molecular level. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and competent individual with excellent laboratory skills in molecular biology and protein biochemistry. A background in cellular signalling, cancer biology and/or computational biology with a focus on kinases would be advantageous. The successful candidate should show initiative and independent thinking, possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team.

Applicants should have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, Natural Sciences). Previous experience in high throughput bacterial peptide display would be advantageous.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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Please quote reference SW41598 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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    Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute








    9 May 2024

    Closing date

    22 May 2024

    Job details


    Research Assistant (Creixell Group) (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    May 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 22, 2024

    Job type




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