Research Assistant in Biochemistry
University of Cambridge Department of Biochemistry
United Kingdom

Applications are invited to a research assistant position in the group of Marko Hyvonen at the Department of Biochemistry (

The successful applicant will support two COVID-19 related research projects in the group and help with general running of the laboratory, including ordering of consumables and assisting with running of the research facility for protein production in the group.

An ideal candidate will have experience in molecular cloning, protein expression in E. coli, in protein purification and characterisation. Expertise in immunological assays would be desirable. Prior experience in using AKTA purification systems would be an advantage as would be experience in biophysical analyses and protein crystallisation. Training for all the techniques will be provided as needed.

A successful candidate is expected to be motivated and a good team player. The work is collaborative within the group and with external partners, requiring work to be done to set deadlines and to highest of standards. The postholder should have great attention to detail and provide timely reports on the progress to the line managers and to collaborators. Good record keeping in many ways is vital in this role.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Please quote reference PH25790 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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