University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

United Kingdom

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Associate to join the group of Prof Menna Clatworthy in the Department of Medicine. The post holder will perform independent research using, and assist in the running of, our two- photon microscopy facility. The successful applicant will help develop pipelines to utilise spatial transcriptomic technologies, combining microscopy with an assessment of the tissue transcriptome to investigate spatial differences across both murine and human organs.

The appointee will have a PhD in relevant subject (e.g. Immunology, Molecular Biology, or Genomics) preferably with substantial experience in advanced imaging and microscopy including confocal and intravital two-photon microscopy. Experience of in vivo imaging of murine models of health and disease, with a Home Office personal licence and knowledge of the complexities of generating a project licence would be helpful too. The post will involve some service commitment to the running of the two-photon facility, in particular basic maintenance, liaising with technical support teams for the microscope and laser (as required), induction and training other users in basic live imaging techniques, and providing advice and guidance for other users on experimental set-up. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop methods to enhance the quality of in vivo imaging and to optimise techniques to image human immune cells.

In addition to the two photon imaging, the successful candidate will be involved in the set up and optimisation of various spatial transcriptomic methods within the group in collaboration with other lab members.

The appointee will be involved in several other projects in the lab, and the role has the potential for the researcher to explore their own ideas.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Menna Clatworthy ([email protected])

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2025 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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: 4th October 2023

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RC38515 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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    18 September 2023

    Closing date

    4 October 2023

    Job details


    Research Associate (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 04, 2023

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