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Research Assistant in Adult Stem Cell - Lee Lab ERC (Fixed Term)

The Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for research into stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee's group to explore the cellular behaviours of epithelial stem cells in lung homeostasis, regeneration, and tumorigenesis.

The project aims at establishing novel tools of in vivo genetic mouse models and ex vivo human organoid co-culture systems to investigate the lineage specification of adult lung stem cells, clonal dynamics of tumorigenic cells, and their interactions with niche cells in various contexts. The successful applicant will lead the biological analysis of these novel tools with a combination of imaging analysis, mathematical modelling, and single cell transcription profiling.


Requirements: A Bachelor degree in a Bioscience related subject, at 2:1 minimum. Good knowledge in mouse genetics, molecular cloning, and cell biology. Experience in mouse line generation and mouse work will be highly advantageous. At least short-term lab experience. Previous experiences in CRISPR genome editing, primary cell culture, confocal imaging, and flow-cytometry is preferred, but not essential. Ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after induction. A proven capacity to understand and interpret research articles. Good communication skills in English. Highly independent, motivated, ambitious, and collaborative person. Highly organised with good time management skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance. This post is based in the city of Cambridge.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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 upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application to supplement your application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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Interviews will be held on 28-29th August 2017. If you have not been invited for interview by 25th August, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS12168 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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