Research Associate in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

University College London - Developmental Biology and Cancer

Applications are invited for a Research Associate post to work with Professor Jane Sowden and Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz in the Birth Defects Research Centre at the UCL Institute of Child Health.

We are seeking a researcher to work on retinal degeneration, who has prior experience of human embryonic/induced pluripotent stem cell research and molecular biology/biochemical techniques. The diverse range of research into regenerative medicine and the genetic basis of birth defects undertaken at ICH/GOSH combined with the excellent research facilities offer a unique environment.

The Research Associate will work on a project developing cell models and treatments for Usher syndrome using human pluripotent stem cells. The project will utilise human embryonic stem cell (ESC) and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) retinal culture systems to generate retinal organoids.

This post is available immediately and is funded until 31 May 2019 in the first instance.

Applicants must have a PhD or an MSc in a relevant area e.g. stem cell biology/cell biology/biochemistry/developmental biology, experience of working in a laboratory research environment and well developed research skills in tissue culture and molecular and biochemical techniques.

Training in human embryonic stem cell culture and experience of analysis of neurodegeneration and/or assays of cell stress is essential.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Professor Jane Sowden on For queries on the application process, please contact Anne Skinner at quoting reference number 1667116

Closing Date: 23 September 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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