Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

Project Title: Investigating the crosstalk between autophagy and cell death using human stem cells 

We seek to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to investigate the crosstalk between autophagy and cell death using human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-based disease models. This postdoc post is based at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences in Dr Sovan Sarkar’s group. This position is available for 9 months.

Broad research themes in the lab encompass studying the role of autophagy in hESCs and hESC-derived cell types, investigating the mechanisms of cell death in hiPSC-based disease models, and associated drug discovery. The research project will involve human stem cell culture, differentiation of hESCs/hiPSCs into various cell types, autophagy and cell death assays, and proteomics.

This post represents an excellent opportunity for a post-doctoral researcher to expand their horizons, working on multi-disciplinary projects and applying cutting edge technologies. Candidates with a PhD degree and with experience in stem cells/cancer stem cells, autophagy, cell death mechanisms and in the areas of cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology can apply. They should have the ability to communicate complex data clearly, and exhibit strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Research accomplishments of Dr Sovan Sarkar can be found at and further informal inquiries can be made to him by e-mail at

Applications are made via the University of Birmingham website

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