University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Associate [INTERNAL ONLY] (Fixed Term)

Research Associate INTERNAL ONLY (Fixed Term)

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available within the group of Professor Giles Yeo at the Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), focused on mapping the feeding circuitry in human hindbrain using single cell and spatial transcriptomic approaches. The work is funded by an industry grant from Novo Nordisk.

Scientists are encouraged to apply if they have substantial practical experience in the neuroscience of energy balance and metabolism. Applicants should have a background in the generation and analysis of single cell and spatial transcriptomics data. The role holder will be responsible for running their own research projects and will work with a small group of post docs and PhD students who have overlapping expertise.

Major responsibilities will be:

  • Generation of single-nucleus RNAseq and spatial transcriptomic data from human hindbrain.
  • Integrating the single cell and spatial transcriptomic data to form a spatio-cellular map of the human hindbrain.
  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2024 in the first instance.

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    Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD.

    Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, Point 38 £32,982) moving to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon confirmation of your PhD award.

    Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and 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.

    Closing date: 9th April 2024

    Date of interview: To be confirmed

    Please quote reference RG41080 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.

    Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Department of Clinical Biochemistry








    26 March 2024

    Closing date

    9 April 2024

    Job details


    Research Associate [INTERNAL ONLY] (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 09, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Biology,Chemistry,Physics

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