Research Associate – Chemist/Chemical Biologist (Fixed Term) Cambridge, UK: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral chemist to work within the group of Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian on the chemical biology of nucleic acids, funded by Cancer Research UK. The successful applicant will play a key role in developing and applying chemical tools to probe the fundamental structure, function and biological mechanisms of four-stranded DNA G-quadruplexes and to investigate their relevance as potential targets for therapeutic intervention and/or markers of cancer.

The successful applicant will have a strong background in organic chemistry and chemical biology, with an interest in mechanisms associated with DNA function. Some experience or interest in molecular and cellular biology and modern imaging approaches would be desirable. We seek a highly-motivated individual with excellent communication skills and who is able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate should possess strong laboratory skills, show exceptional initiative and demonstrate a capacity for innovation and independent thought.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Research Associate – Chemist/Chemical Biologist (Fixed Term) Cambridge, UK

Candidates should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in a relevant discipline.  See for further information.

The position is available immediately.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit 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 ensure that you upload a 2-page Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries regarding applying online for this post, please contact Jo Lockhart, PA to Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, email: [email protected].

Please quote reference MA14785 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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