Research Associate (Cardiovascular Medicine) (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral Research Associate post in the group of Dr Helle Jørgensen ( in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Cambridge.

This post is funded by the British Heart Foundation Centre of Regenerative Medicine. The Centre ( was established in 2013 as one of three national research hubs specialising in cardiovascular regeneration. Membership of the Centre provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with researchers across the partnership (Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, and Oxford) and with the Imperial and Edinburgh -led Centres. Annual review meetings and cross-Centre events present opportunities for discussion and showcasing of the research.

The Jørgensen group studies regulation of cell plasticity and heterogeneity in regeneration and disease development with a particular focus on proliferative responses (see Circ Res. 2016; CIRCRESAHA.116.309799). We use clonal lineage tracing in animal models and single cell RNA-sequencing combined with other molecular techniques and are looking for a highly motivated and creative individual to join our team. The focus of the project will be on signalling and transcriptional networks regulating vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation.

The successful applicant will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and must have experience in cell and molecular biology. Additionally, the applicant must have communication and organisational skills. Experience with genomics data analysis, development of high throughput assays and/or using animal models is desirable but not essential.

Please contact Dr Helle Jørgensen (tel: +44 (0)1223 762581, e-mail: for informal enquiries about this post.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 2nd May 2018, with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC15216 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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