Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University Of Cambridge has an opening postdoc position. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is September 30, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant post to work with Dr Sanjay Sinha, based in the Anne McLaren Laboratory, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge.

We are seeking for an individual to join our group and work on a tissue engineering project involving the generation of a next generation cardiac patch for myocardial tissue repair after infarction. In particular, we are using human embryonic stem cells (hESC) which can be differentiated into cardiomyocytes that can be further used to generate human engineered scaffolds that resemble native myocardium. The project aims to develop an optimized engineered heart scaffold suitable for transplantation. Further details of the Sinha group at

The main responsibilities of the post will include hESC maintenance and differentiation, generation of a cell bank as well as biochemical and cell-based assays such as immunocytochemistry, qPCR and flow cytometry. The successful candidate will have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline with previous laboratory experience. Previous knowledge, especially in stem cell biology would be advantageous.

The post requires the ability to work under your own initiative and to apply problem-solving skills to troubleshoot challenging technical issues. You will be organised and able to follow instructions accurately with attention to details. The role requires good interpersonal and communication skills, good time-management, and multiple-task handling and organisation skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (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.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th September 2018 and interviews are likely to be held at the end September/early October 2018.

Please quote reference RC16646 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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