UK: Research Assistant in Physics at University of Cambridge

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Salary: £24,049 – £27,047

Reference: KA01705

Closing date: 09 October 2013

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2016 in the first instance.

The Molecular Imaging and Redox Biology laboratory of Dr Sarah Bohndiek will open in October 2013. We will be a small, highly interactive and international research team, focused on developing new imaging techniques to better understand the role of redox biology in cancer therapy response and drug resistance.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working in a team to set up the laboratory in the Physics of Medicine building; establishing cell culture models of cancer therapy response and resistance for use in the laboratory;
  • overseeing some aspects of the day-to-day running of the laboratory and tissue culture facilities, including ordering, managing laboratory databases and acquisition of new equipment;
  • carrying out independent research involving the design and testing of “smart” contrast mechanisms to probe redox processes

Essential attributes: BSc degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related discipline; previous laboratory research experience and a desire to learn new skills; high level of computer literacy and interest in learning new software packages; excellent communication and team working skills; excellent skills in research planning and record keeping.

Desirable attributes: Previous work with mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique; experience in operating molecular imaging instruments; experience in contrast agent development; previous experience in the use of in vitro and in vivo cancer models, including in animal handling (personal licence) would be advantageous; MSc/PhD, or equivalent years of laboratory experience.

More information about the research group can be found at and informal questions may be sent via email to:

Completed Applications should be addressed to Mrs Kimberly Cole, Cavendish Laboratory, J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, or by e-mail:, and should contain a covering letter, full Curriculum Vitae and a CHRIS/6 cover sheet, (Parts 1 and 3 only) (please click the APPLY button below.) Please note that e-mail is our preferred means of communication with applicants.

Reference: Please quote reference KA01705 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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