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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Ovary Development

Posted by , on 28 March 2017

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

This is a 3 year Fixed Term contract

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated and productive postdoctoral research associate to join a BBSRC-funded research project investigating the formation of primordial follicles in the developing mammalian ovary, led by Dr Andrew Childs, Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences (Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK).

The successful candidate will use a combination of in vitro and in vivo techniques to investigate how growth factor signalling converges with the transcriptional machinery in fetal ovarian somatic cells to regulate the timing and extent of follicle assembly in the mammalian ovary. The post-holder will be an active member of the research team, contributing to experimental design, data collection, analysis and dissemination, and student supervision.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in reproductive or developmental biology (or a closely related discipline). They will be proficient in a range of research techniques, including molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and cell or organ culture. Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience of Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP), large scale transcriptomic analyses, and/or working with animal models would be advantageous.

Applicants should be available to start no later than 1st May 2017.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Andrew Childs (Lecturer, Comparative Biomedical Sciences) at

For more informaiton, and to apply, please visit:


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