Research Associate (Chalut Lab) (Fixed Term)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Oct 2020

A Research Associate position is currently available for an individual to work in the laboratory of Dr Kevin Chalut within the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute ( ). The Chalut Lab has broad interests in understanding the fundamental mechanisms by stem cells undergo state transitions; and how mechanical signalling is involved in those transitions. The lab uses a combination of diverse approaches, including stem cell biology, physical biology, quantitative modelling, microfluidics and micropatterning, molecular biology, genetic manipulation and imaging to understand the mechanisms of cell fate choice.

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 motivated, independent Research Associate with a proactive and flexible attitude to join a European Research Council (ERC) funded research project to illuminate the "Physical biology of pluripotency and differentiation".

For this post, the ideal candidate is highly motivated and has a background in stem cell biology or physics, and who is seeking to move in multidisciplinary directions with their expertise. Candidates with experience in biophysics, computational biology or physical modelling are also encouraged to apply. Some experience with either stem cell biology or developmental biology is recommended, but not strictly necessary. It is also of the utmost importance that the candidate is highly collaborative for this multidisciplinary project.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Kevin Chalut,

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.

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

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.

The closing date for all applications is 13 October 2020 with interviews scheduled for 21 October 2020.

Please quote reference PS24006 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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