Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Intestinal Tissue Engineering

The Francis Crick Institute

Location: Midland Road    

Contract: Fixed-Term (4 years), Full- time            

The Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) is a research institute dedicated to discovering the fundamental biology underlying human health, with the aim of improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease.


We seek a talented and motivated postdoc in the area of intestinal tissue engineering to join Dr. Vivian Li’s laboratory.

The successful candidate is likely to be an energetic, focused, and productive individual with a desire to work in a congenial, dynamic, and collaborative research environment. Good organisational, analytical, and communication skills are essential.

Dr Li’s laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanisms of intestinal stem cell lineage commitment and tumourigenesis. The ultimate goal is to translate the basic stem cell research to the clinic to aid cancer treatment and regenerative medicine. Details of research projects currently being undertaken can be seen at:


Adult stem cells hold great promise for regenerative medicine. Recent discoveries in the intestine have significantly advanced the understanding of stem cell biology. Intestinal organoids are 3D culture of the intestinal stem cells with full self-renewal and differentiation potential. Our group uses intestinal organoid as a key research tool for in vitro functional studies, disease modelling, drug screening and tissue engineering. The current project is funded by the H2020 EU grant to work on INtestinal Tissue Engineering Solution (INTENS). The aim is to engineer a functional intestine in vitro for autologous transplantation to treat patients with intestinal failure.

Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website