Research Associate

Job Description

We are seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR)-funded project at the interface of stem cell biology and disease modelling. The successful applicant will employ genetic engineering to generate human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines with defined sets of inducible tumour-associated genetic lesions that are relevant to a wide range of paediatric and adult cancers. The resulting resource will be employed for detailed downstream phenotypic characterisation as well as drug discovery via high throughput screening.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or be close to completion/have equivalent experience) in a subject related to cell/stem cell/developmental biology. Experience in culture and genetic modification of hESCs alongside immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and qPCR are desirable. Good theoretical knowledge of neural/neural crest development as well as in vitro differentiation of hESCs would be advantageous. The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills, and be able to work to a high standard.

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