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Postdoctoral position in Stem Cell Biology/Cell therapy

Posted by , on 13 November 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

We are currently seeking an independent and motivated research associate to work on a research project led by Dr. Anestis Tsakiridis ( and Prof. Peter Andrews at the Centre for Stem Cell Biology, University of Sheffield, UK. The successful applicant will work on the characterisation of candidate human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived enteric nervous system (ENS) progenitor
populations for use in cell therapy approaches to treat Hirschsprung disease (HSCR), one of the most common congenital diseases affecting the ENS. This project is funded by the MRC and is a collaboration with the group of Conor McCann/Nikhil Thapar at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health in London.

You should have a PhD (or be close to completion/have equivalent experience) in Stem Cell/Developmental Biology and have experience in hPSC culture and neural differentiation as well as in one or more of the following: immunocytochemistry, qPCR, flow cytometry, and Crispr/Cas9 based genetic modification approaches. You must be self-motivated, well-organised, highly independent, and willing to work with other members of the existing research team. Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills are essential.

We are keen to attract a diverse applicant pool, and we are aware that some under-represented groups are typically less confident about applying for jobs unless they are sure they comfortably meet all the criteria. With this in mind, we encourage
all potential candidates to reflect on their strengths and experience in the broadest sense, including transferable skills where appropriate, when considering their suitability for the position.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research,
teaching and student experience.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and
development courses to support your personal and professional development

Closing date: 9th December 2020. Please apply here (Job  reference: UOS026765). For informal enquiries email:

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