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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Hendrich Lab)

Posted by , on 22 February 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

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

Salary: £28,982-£29,847

Reference: PS08402

Closing date: 20 March 2016

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council 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 (

Transcriptional control of lineage decisions in embryonic stem cells.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to investigate the molecular control of embryonic stem cell lineage commitment and differentiation. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Microsoft Research to understand how information is processed by individual stem cells to bring about cell fate decisions.

For this position demonstrated experience in the analysis of transcriptional mechanisms will be required. The candidate is expected to have considerable expertise in molecular biological and biochemical techniques, basic mammalian cell culture, and to be familiar with basic programming and computational methods. Previous experience in higher-level programming, mammalian stem cell biology, and/or chromatin biochemistry is highly desired. The position will be based in the Hendrich laboratory and is available immediately.

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

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 Sunday 20 March 2016.

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 are also welcome via email to: Dr Brian Hendrich, Dr Sara-Jane Dunn or to

Interviews will be held on Monday 04 April 2016. If you have not been invited for interview by 01 April 2016, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS08402 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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