Closing Date: 15 March 2021
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Spagnoli lab. in the Centre for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at King’s College London. The candidate will work on an exciting EU-funded FET-Open consortium to bioengineer pancreatic tissue (https://www.pan3dp-project.eu/).
The Spagnoli lab (https://www.spagnolilab.org/) studies the mechanisms regulating cell identity and plasticity of metabolic organs, such as the pancreas and the liver. We use a combination of genetic approaches with genomic strategies and imaging in mouse embryos and human stem cells to study how distinct cell types, such as liver and pancreas, arise from common progenitors and acquire specialized shape to form functional organs.
The lab. is coordinating a multi-disciplinary FET European consortium with the ambitious goal of developing an innovative bio-engineering approach for generating pancreatic tissue. Tissues and organs comprise multiple cell types with specific biological functions that must be recapitulated in engineered tissue. We will biomimic developmental processes to fabricate 3D pancreatic tissue units that allow sustained cell viability, expansion and functional differentiation ex vivo.
This position seeks a highly motivated and creative individual with a strong interest in developmental biology. The candidate will be primarily responsible for establishing a 3D-imaging and transcriptome atlas of pancreatic cells and defining cellular sources for engineering pancreatic tissue units. This is a highly collaborative project, in which the successful candidate will work closely to all members of our team and participants of the interdisciplinary FET consortium.
The Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM) at King’s College London acts as the nucleus for a vibrant and collaborative stem cell research community, being an ideal environment for a successful postdoc experience.
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Candidates with experience in stem cell and developmental biology, confocal microscopy, image acquisition and analysis will be preferred.
A CV and a statement of research interests along with names of 2 referees should be sent via online application (see below).
If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our King’s College London link below: