|Salary:||From £41,935 with benefits, subject to skills and experience|
|Placed On:||21st September 2023|
|Expires:||20th November 2023|
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious postdoctoral fellow to join the Tissue Regeneration and Clonal Evolution (TRCE) laboratory. We are a new multi-disciplinary research group with a mission to understand the factors underlying an organ’s regenerative capacity in order to design novel therapeutics to augment biological function.
We use the liver as a model organ since it has extraordinary regenerative abilities. We have identified several interesting genes in metabolic pathways which we hypothesise are important in allowing liver cells, called hepatocytes, to survive better in pathological conditions (Ng. et al, Nature, 2021).
In this research program, some of the specific aims include but are not limited to:
The postholder will be responsible for:
Postdoctoral Fellows will lead their own projects, contribute to other projects on a collaborative basis (both in the lab and with external collaborators) and may guide PhD students in their research. The ability to work in a team is essential.
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.
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