Research Assistant/Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK

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Research Assistant/Research Associate: The Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position focusing on innate immunity, starting in September 2024. The position will be part of a BBSRC-funded project to investigate innate immune responses in livestock affected by Q fever, in collaboration with the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

Research Assistant/Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Designation: Research Assistant/Research Associate

Research Area: Innate Immunity

Location: Department of Pathology, Central Cambridge, with potential travel to collaborative laboratories in India.


  • PhD in Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or a closely related field.
  • Proven track record in biomedical research.
  • Demonstrable wet-lab research experience and interest in innate immunity.
  • Desirable but not essential: experience in cell culture, CRISPR editing, western blot, RNA-seq, proteomics, and infection biology.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise students and work both independently and as part of a team.

Job Description:

  • Join the laboratories of Dr. Brian Ferguson and Professor Clare Bryant.
  • Conduct research on innate immune responses in livestock animals affected by Q fever.
  • Design and carry out independent research and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Contribute to the dynamic and sociable research group.
  • Fixed-term position funded until 16th June 2027, subject to a satisfactory 6-month probation period.

How to Apply:

  • Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system and apply online.
  • Include reference PK42131 in your application and correspondence.
  • Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Brian Ferguson at

Last Date for Apply: 30th July 2024

Additional Information:

  • Salary ranges: £29,605-£33,966 or £36,024-£44,263.
  • The University supports equality, diversity, and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
  • Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s eligibility to live and work in the UK.
  • Successful candidates must undergo a health assessment upon accepting the offer.

Apply online

CATEGORY: Research
PUBLISHED: 18 June 2024
CLOSING DATE: 30 July 2024



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