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Post-doctoral Research Associate, UCL, in London

Posted by , on 13 November 2015

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

We are seeking to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Associate to undertake research on the molecular mechanisms of eye induction/development and in vitro eye construction from mammalian stem cells with Prof. Shin-ichi Ohnuma.

The work brings together a range of multi-disciplinary approaches including in vivo analysis of Xenopus eye development, in vitro stem cell biology, and molecular biology, in conjunction with a variety of imaging and data analytical approaches.

This project builds on the recent publication of the group: Luehders, K. et al, Development (2015) 142, 3351-3361.

Applicants should have a PhD and research experience in developmental biology. Previous experience in Xenopus development and/or stem cell biology is preferable. Applicants will be self-motivated, have the ability to plan and interpret experimental studies as well as have excellent communication skills and ability to write well.

The position is available for 36 months in the first instance.

The laboratory is well equipped and is part of UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. The Institute comprises about 40 research groups spanning a research area encompassing visual development, stem cell based study, and therapy of retinal diseases. UCL has active neuroscience, developmental biology, and stem cell research communities and the group has established collaborative links within the institute and UCL, as well as with national and international colleagues.


UCL Reference: 1514567


Applicants should apply online through UCL Job search webpage. Please input the number above, fill in your information and apply.


Informal inquiries may be addressed to


Deadline of application: 6 th Dec 2015

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