Research Associate

Imperial College London - Institute of Clinical Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

Campus: Hammersmith Campus

Applications are invited for a 3 year postdoctoral research position in the Institute of Clinical Sciences (ICS) and the London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) in Imperial College London to work on a BBSRC project grant recently awarded to Dr Harry Leitch (lms.mrc.ac.uk/research-group/germline-and-pluripotency).

This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly creative scientist to drive forward an exciting and innovative project. The post holder will join a dynamic research team with excellent collaborators and core facility support.

The candidate should have a solid background in the field of pluripotent stem cell biology and early mouse development, and extensive experience in manipulation of mouse pre-implantation embryos and cell culture techniques. The project focuses on interrogating the developmental potency of mouse primordial germ cells (PGCs), using cutting-edge in vivo and in vitro techniques, as well as studying niche factors associated with germline epigenetic reprogramming. Possession of a Home Office personal licence is desirable.

Based at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London (W12), the ICS/LMS has first class facilities and provides investigators from clinical and basic science backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue innovative, multidisciplinary research within the established base of Imperial College. For more information, visit www.lms.mrc.ac.uk. We are committed to provide mentorship for career development. We also offer a highly attractive benefits package including competitive salary and salary pension scheme.

The latest expected start date is end of 2017 or start of 2018.

For informal inquiries or questions please contact Dr Harry Leitch directly at h.leitch@lms.mrc.ac.uk.

Should you have any queries please contact:

Michelle Buckman – michelle.buckman12@imperial.ac.uk

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The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation

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