University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

United Kingdom

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join Dr John McCafferty's research team in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge. This post is available from October 2023, with the successful candidate focusing on research working towards the development of new antibody therapeutics against snake venom. This involves generating phage libraries from horses immunised with sub-Saharan African snakes, allowing us to select, screen and sequence antibodies with the potential to bind the venom components. The best binders will then be expressed and validated to determine whether they neutralise venom components.

This is a fixed-term position until 31/07/2025 based on Level 5 of Addenbrooke's Hospital working closely external academic collaborators. The post requires a BSc in Biological Sciences with experience in molecular biology, cell culture, protein expression & immunology and prior experience or understanding of snake envenomation.

The candidate will be expected to support the team with multiple techniques including phage display, transient mammalian cell expression, purification & venom neutralisation assays. In addition, the post holder should perform any necessary laboratory administration & maintenance tasks associated with the project. Applicants will be expected to have good verbal and written communication skills and be able to present at scientific meetings.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2025 in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is: 3rd October 2023

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RC38465 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.

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    14 September 2023

    Closing date

    3 October 2023

    Job details


    Research Assistant (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 03, 2023

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