Research Associate in Stem Cell Biology

Job Details
Closing Date: 2020-12-09
Institution: University of Sheffield
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Research Associate
Salary: £31,866
Line 1: University of Sheffield
City: Sheffield
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

Research Associate in Stem Cell Biology

University of Sheffield, UK

We are currently seeking an independent and motivated research associate to work on a research project led by Dr. AnestisTsakiridis ( and Prof. Peter Andrews. The successful applicant will work on thecharacterisation of candidate human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived enteric nervous system (ENS) progenitor populations for use in cell therapy approaches to treat Hirschsprung disease (HSCR), one of the most common congenital diseases affecting the ENS.

This project is funded by the MRC and is a collaboration with the group of Conor McCann/NikhilThapar at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health in London.

You should have a PhD (or be close to completion/have equivalent experience) in Stem Cell/Developmental Biology and have experience in hPSC culture and neural differentiation as well as in one or more of the following:

  • immunocytochemistry
  • qPCR
  • flow cytometry
  • Crispr/Cas9 based genetic modification approaches

You must be self-motivated, well-organised, highlyindependent, and willing to work with other members of the existing research team. Excellent communication, written andinterpersonal skills are essential.