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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 29, 2017.

Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Central Cambridge.

We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic scientist to join the Cambridge Centre for Proteomics, University of Cambridge, led by Professor Kathryn Lilley to work on a project funded by a joint Wellcome Trust Investigator award to Professor Anne Willis (MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester) and Professor Kathryn Lilley. The project is entitled "Transcription, Trafficking, Translation: dissecting the spatiotemporal mechanisms underlying localised protein synthesis".

It is now widely acknowledged that mRNA is spatially organised such that its translation frequently occurs in the vicinity where the corresponding protein product adopts its function. This phenomenon has been studied extensively in specialised cells, however, recent research has suggested that spatial restriction of mRNA storage and translation is much more widespread.

The aims of this project are to define where translation of mRNA takes place in the cell, how this is regulated by protein binding partners and sequence motifs and how this changes upon cellular perturbation.

We are seeking a research assistant with experience in cell culture, sub-cellular fractionation methods and mass spectrometry, to join the team that includes RNA biologists, mass spectrometrists and informaticians.

This post is for 24 months in the first instance.

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.

Please quote reference PH13190 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 08, 2017.

Research Associate - Centre for Natural Material Innovation, Department of Biochemistry

Our Leverhulme Programme Grant brings together plant scientists, biochemists, chemists, engineers, mathematicians, and architects to develop new natural materials capable of providing a renewable and energy-efficient alternative to traditional manufactured materials.

Applications are invited for Post Doctoral Research Associate position in plant cell wall biochemistry. The post holder will be in the lab of Professor Paul Dupree. The project aims are to understand the molecular architecture of the plant cell wall, and to apply these findings to the improvement of natural material use. The postholder will work as part of a team of biochemists to understand the biosynthesis and structure of xylan in wood, bamboo and also in Arabidopsis as a model species. Our recent work has contributed to a significant advance in understanding of cell wall structure (Nature communications 7:13902). Previous experience in one or more of carbohydrate/polysaccharide analysis, solid state NMR of biological materials or plant cell wall biology is essential.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives and research grant proposals. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research, with guidance as required, and to be able to write research publications. The holder must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. Supervision of student projects and delivery of research seminars are also required.

Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a PhD in biochemistry or plant sciences or similar discipline, must have a good command of oral and written English.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until September 2019 in the first instance.

Informal enquiries about the position can be sent to Prof Paul Dupree (pd101@cam.ac.uk)

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.

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH13024 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.