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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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Senior Research Grants Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 21, 2017.

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Grants Administrator.

The successful application will be expected to manage a team of three staff who deliver grant financial services to a wide range of academic and research colleagues. You will have responsibility and oversight for all grant processes and income of approximately £50m including grant reconciliations.

The successful candidate will be used to working in an extremely busy environment whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, and hold professional qualifications to at least AAT Level 4 or have significant grant administration experience. In addition you will have worked in a grants environment with a strong customer service focus. Proven ability to resolve problems independently is essential. Knowledge of research grants, including MRC, BBSRC, UKRC and EU, and experience of their management is desirable.

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 PH13371 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.