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Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Transcriptional Control of Stem Cell Fate) x 2

Posted by , on 14 June 2013

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute draws together outstanding researchers from 25 stem cell laboratories in Cambridge to form a world-leading centre for stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge provides outstanding scientists with the opportunity and resources to undertake ground-breaking research into the fundamental properties of mammalian stem cells.

Postdoctoral Research Associate x2 – Transcriptional control of stem cell fate

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions to investigate the molecular control of embryonic stem cell lineage commitment and differentiation. One will be part of the European Commission 7thFramework Programme Project “4DCellFate,” and will focus specifically on the role of the NuRD complex in processes determining cell fate. The second is funded by the Wellcome Trust and will focus more generally on transcriptional processes controlling lineage commitment of pluripotent cells.

For either position demonstrated experience in the analysis of transcriptional and developmental mechanisms will be required. The candidate is expected to have considerable expertise in molecular biological and biochemical techniques. Previous experience in early mammalian embryogenesis, stem cell biology, transcriptional dynamics and/or chromatin biochemistry is highly desired. The position will be in the Transcriptional Control of Stem Cell Fate Group and is available immediately.

You should have been awarded a PhD degree or equivalent and have several years laboratory experience.

To apply, please visit our vacancies webpage:

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email to: Dr Brian Hendrich or to

These positions are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications must be submitted by 17:00 on the closing date of 14th July 2013.

Interviews will be held week commencing 29th July 2013. If you have not been invited for interview by 25th July 2013, you have not been successful on this occasion.

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