Research Associate/Fellow in Stem Cell Biology
University of Nottingham Department of Biosciences
United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in Stem Cell Biology (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Monday, 10th October 2022
Job Type
Biosciences, Animal Sciences
£27924 to £40927 per annum (pro rata if applicable), depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Fellow to work on a project to develop novel stem cell lines from livestock species using cellular reprogramming technologies in the laboratory of Professor Ramiro Alberio (Sutton Bonington Campus, University of Nottingham, UK).

In this project we seek to understand the molecular regulation of pluripotency in livestock embryos and use this knowledge to develop novel stem cell technologies. We aim to develop novel cellular reprogramming approaches to establish robust induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from livestock somatic cells. The differentiation potential of these cells towards muscle and adipose tissue will be tested, as part of developing a platform for generation of cultivated meat. This position will be especially suited to candidates with interest in stem cell biology, reprogramming technologies, and muscle/fat differentiation. All the technologies required for the project are currently performed in our laboratory. The successful candidate will also work in close collaboration with industrial partners in associated projects. This post offers a unique opportunity to work in fast developing field of cultivated meat and to develop skills in state-of-the-art technologies.

Applicants must be highly motivated and self-driven, with a PhD in cell/developmental biology or related area of biological science (PhD students about to submit their thesis in a relevant area of stem cell biology will be considered). The successful candidate will ideally have considerable experience in some of the following areas: stem cell biology, cellular reprogramming, developmental biology, molecular biology. A track record of publishing research is also desirable. Experience in bioinformatics and cellular differentiation, are relevant for the project. 

This is a full time post (36.25 hours), and is available from 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 January 2025. 

For more information on our lab activities please visit: 

For informal enquiries please contact Ramiro Alberio ( Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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