Research Associate - A51497R

Newcastle University - Institute of Genetic Medicine

You will work with the pluripotent stem cell group at the Institute of Genetic Medicine. In this project we will culture human induced pluripotent stem cells, differentiate them to retinal lineages and characterise them using in vitro and in vivo assays that are well established within the pluripotent stem cell group. This will require extensive cell culture, experience in immunocytochemistry, tissue processing, imaging and data analysis in addition to liaison with the Principal Investigators and senior members of the research group to contribute to the planning of equipment and material needs. Maintenance of laboratory stocks of chemicals, media and other consumable requirements will also be required.

A PhD in biological sciences and experience in human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation to 3D laminated retinae are essential. Laboratory experience in standard molecular biology techniques and tissue processing cell culture is essential.

You will be self-motivated, have excellent time management, organisational and communication skills and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Tenable for 12 months from 1 January 2017.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Majlinda Lako at

The Institute holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Faculty of Medical Sciences

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