Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate

University of Cambridge - Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate x 2

Applications are invited for up to two postdoctoral research assistants/associates to join the group of Dr Emma Rawlins to work on the regulation of human lung development ( Our recent research has focused on cellular mechanisms of lung development, homeostasis and repair using the mouse as a model system (e.g. Balasooriya et al., Dev Cell 2016; Watson et al., Cell Reports 2015). We have now established novel in vitro systems for studying human lung development which will be the primary focus of our work over the next few years. We aim to recruit outstanding individuals who are interested in lung developmental mechanisms, their contribution to disease development and therapeutic potential. One of the positions will focus on the application of single cell techniques to the human embryonic lung. The other on the development of in vivo models using human cells.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject, or be close to completion of their degree. Expertise in general areas of developmental/stem cell biology including single cell biology, live cell imaging, image analysis and cell signalling mechanisms would be suitable for these positions. Experience of in vitro models and use of experimental animals would be an advantage.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 1 or 3 years in the first instance.

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.

Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise, reasons why you would like to join the group and preferred project. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Emma Rawlins ( Please quote reference PR10872 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. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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