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Transcriptional Regulation of Stem Cell Fate-postdoctoral position Philpott lab

Posted by , on 26 August 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is currently available for an individual to work in the laboratory of Prof. Anna Philpott within the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute ( The Philpott lab has broad interests in understanding the fundamental mechanisms that determine cell fate choice and differentiation during embryonic development and in cancers, as well as how these processes are co-ordinated with cell cycle progression.

The successful candidate will undertake a project focused around transcriptional regulation of lineage fidelity during fate specification and differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells, focusing on uncovering epigenetic and co-factor-dependent mechanisms underlying these processes. There is also an opportunity to work on parallel mechanisms of fate specification and differentiation in Xenopus frog embryos.

The successful candidate will have a PhD, considerable experience in stem cell biology, epigenetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, or a similar field, and a proven track record in scientific publication. Prior experience in mammalian cell culture is essential. Experience of epigenetics and/or transcriptional regulation are essential, while experience of genome-wide transcriptional analysis, and in particular analysis at the single cell level, and/or CRISPR technology would also be an advantage. Applicants must display an ability to undertake project management, work within a multi-disciplinary team environment, have good presentation and communication skills and the ability to contribute to an environment supporting researchers at all stages of their careers.

The Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with the mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem cell biology. .

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.  Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

Closing date for applications is 21/09/2020 with interviews date to be confirmed.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Anna Philpott,

Please quote reference PS23867 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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