Research Assistant in Biology
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Research Assistant of Biology

Applications are invited for a 2-year Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Department of Genetics in central Cambridge. The project is led by Dr Ben Steventon and is aimed towards understanding growth control of a population of embryonic stem cells called neuromesodermal progenitors. The project will involve experiments using aggregates of mouse embryonic stem cells, or gastruloids.

We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person, with a first degree in biological or biomedical sciences and experience in molecular biology. The project will involve learning and applying cutting-edge live imaging techniques including the quantification of gene expression dynamics. Experience in culturing of mouse embryonic stem cells, and their genetic manipulation is essential. It is also essential that the candidate can demonstrate a high level of organisational ability with experience in data collection and database management. Some experience in studying the role of metabolism in developmental processes would be desirable.

This would be an ideal position for someone looking to apply their research skills as part of a team and looking to further develop their skills on route to a PhD. The work will be embedded in a dynamic research group that utilizes a range of biological systems to tackle fundamental problems of early embryonic development.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Ben Steventon,

Please quote reference PC36467 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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