Research Assistant - Autophagy in cancer

United Kingdom
£23,067 - £26,715 per annum
Aug 28, 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Wilkinson laboratory seeks a Research Assistant. This Cancer Research UK-funded post is available from October 2020 for an initial term of three years, with funding for potential continuation for up to a further three years in place (salary of £23,067-£26,715, dependent upon experience).

Selective autophagy is emerging as a fundamental pathway in maintenance of cellular health. Our laboratory probes the fundamental links between this pathway and cancer progression. Techniques used by the laboratory include both traditional and organoid cell culture, CRISR/Cas9, proteomic methods and standard molecular biology techniques, coupled with analysis of tissues from murine models of cancer.

We currently seek a research assistant to provide vital research support to our work in this area. Specifically, the successful applicant will split their time between day-to-day running of the laboratory and working alongside postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to perform lab-bench based experiments. These experiments will contribute to our ongoing research projects. Full training will be provided in all techniques and lab management protocols, should this be appropriate.

Overall, the work will contribute to a larger, high-quality program of research designed to address the mechanisms and functions of autophagy, hosted within a dynamic laboratory at the forefront of this field.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Simon Wilkinson,

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 3 years in the first instance.

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