Postdoctoral Scientist in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

University of Oxford - Radcliffe Department of Medicine

This position is being re-advertised and previous applicants need not apply.

This is a unique opportunity for a driven, highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Scientist to join the research group of Professor Catherine Porcher at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mesoderm specification. The position is available fixed-term for three years, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The Porcher group has a long-standing interest in lineage specification. Whether the first lineage-fated cells derive from common multi-lineage or more restricted progenitors is still a matter of debate. This exciting project, at the forefront of its field, will employ clonal lineage tracing studies and single cell transcriptomics to identify the earliest discernable progenitors of mesoderm-derived lineages (blood, cardiac, paraxial) and determine their relatedness to reconstruct lineage specification.

You will hold a PhD (or near to completion) in a relevant area, with experience in working with mouse embryos, next-generation sequencing, FACS analysis and genome engineering (CRISPR/Cas9). A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals is essential, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, with the ability to manage and independently drive, innovate and complete your own research and associated activities.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 30 August 2017.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=130246

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