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Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform Research Associate

Posted by , on 21 December 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge

Salary: £29,301-£38,183

Reference: PS11020

Closing date: 18 January 2017

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance.

The Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform (PSCP) is a hub in the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform, a joint research council programme to tackle the critical challenges in developing new regenerative treatments ( PSCP is a multi-disciplinary collaboration focussed on the quality controlled manufacturing and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells suitable for clinical applications (

A post-doctoral position is available for a PSCP project based in Cambridge under the direction of Cedric Ghevaert (

The research is centred on optimising the generation of genetically modified human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells with reduced immunogenicity for development of cell based therapies, in particular megakaryocytes and platelets for transfusion.

Candidates should have a PhD with experience in the culture and analysis of pluripotent stem cells and/or haematological cell differentiation processes.

Applications are encouraged from candidates with experience of work in this area and an appreciation of cell production for clinical use and trials.

Technical support is available and access to a range of flow cytometry, imaging and qPCR instrumentation.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for all applications is the Wednesday 18 January 2017.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application to supplement your application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on

Please quote reference PS11020 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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