Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Sep 2021

Salary: £26,715-£30,942

Reference: PS27856

Closing date: 20 September 2021

The Wellcome - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments ( ).

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-trained research assistant to join the research team of Dr Joo-Hyeon Lee ( ). Lee lab studies how stem cells sense environmental changes and determine their cell fate in lung homeostasis and during lung regeneration after injury repair utilising sophisticated genetic mouse models with lineage tracing techniques, high-resolution imaging analysis, single cell transcriptomics, ex vivo mouse and patient-derived human organoid culture with CRISPR-mediated gene regulation. Successful applicants will learn diverse state-of-art techniques and be actively involved in research projects, as well as support the management of the lab. 


Successful applicants should have a Bachelor degree in a Bioscience related subject. Experience of murine genetic models and primary cell cultures is essential. Experience in mouse line generation, CRISPR genome editing, flow cytometry analysis, and confocal image analysis will be highly advantageous. Good knowledge in development and stem cell biology, and molecular cloning would be preferable. We are looking for applications from highly organised, independent, and collaborative candidates. 

Start date is flexible but can be as early as Oct 2021.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit : .

The closing date for all applications is Monday 20 September 2021 with interviews to be confirmed at a later date.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please quote reference PS27856 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.

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