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A Research Assistant/Scientist is required to work in the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development. The position involves two main responsibilities: to act as manager in overseeing the daily running of the technical aspects of the Laboratory; and to carry out a research programme investigating the role of tyrosine phosphatases in T cell signal transduction and development. The post would suit someone with organizational abilities and with a strong background in molecular immunology and/or cell biology. This position is for five years in the first instance and is open to candidates possessing a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject, who already have at least two years' postgraduate laboratory experience. The position might also be suitable for a postdoctoral research worker who wishes to focus on bench-work and settle into a long-term research field. The salary will be in the range £18,500 to £23,000 a year.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Denis Alexander (tel. +44 (0)1223 496554, fax +44 (0)1223 496023, e-mail Denis.Alexander@bbsrc.ac.uk). Please send a curriculum vitae, naming three referees, to the Personnel Officer, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, CB2 4AT (e-mail babraham.personnel@bbsrc.ac.uk), quoting reference SD/ST. An application form will be supplied upon receipt of a curriculum vitae.


The Babraham Institute is an international focus for innovative research in post-genomics, studying gene function in cells, organs, and systems, supported principally by the Research Councils. It is a recognized postgraduate teaching department of the University of Cambridge. Starting in October 2001, five Studentships, in addition to those filled earlier this year, will be available at Babraham leading to the University of Cambridge Ph.D. Degree. Our seventy students are all members of Cambridge Colleges and participate fully in University social and academic life. The projects available and the names of supervisors are given below:

Calcium signalling in osteoblast function (Dr M. Bootman and Dr F. McDonald at Guy's Hospital: e-mail martin.bootman@bbsrc.ac.uk); The latrophilin receptors: investigations into their mechanism of action and biological function - CASE Studentship with GlaxoSmithKline (Dr P. Emson: e-mail piers.emson@bbsrc.ac.uk); Structural aspects of cadherins in cell adhesion and signalling (Dr P. Kilshaw: e-mail peter.kilshaw@bbsrc.ac.uk); Genes crucial for B lymphocyte development in health and disease (Dr L. Martensson-Bopp: e-mail lill.martensson@bbsrc.ac.uk); Novel methods for accelerated production of monoclonal antibodies in mice - CASE Studentship with Unilever Research (Dr M. Taussig: e-mail mike.taussig@bbsrc.as.uk).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, and indicating the project(s) of interest should be made to Dr Jenny Pell, Graduate Studies Tutor, Babraham Institute, Babraham, Cambridge, CB2 4AT. Supervisors welcome informal enquiries and candidates are encouraged to contact them. Further information on the projects can be found on the Institute's website (http://www.babraham.ac.uk/).

The Institute is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an equal opportunities employer.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 June 2001
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