Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge is offering postdoctoral fellowship position in cell biology. The initial contract for this position is 36 months and posible to extend. Applications should be sent before December 03, 2018.

The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute draws together outstanding researchers from 25 stem cell laboratories in Cambridge to form a world-leading centre for stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments (

The Karadottir lab aims to understand (1) how neurons regulate oligodendrocyte progenitor cell differentiation throughout life in both health and disease; and (2) the effect myelin has on neuronal circuits. The lab uses a combination of diverse approaches, including molecular, genetic, cellular, imaging, physiological and behavioural methods in order to achieve a detailed understanding of myelin plasticity (

We are looking for a research associate to join a European Research Council (ERC) funded research project to uncover to what extent myelin plasticity occurs and the mechanisms underlying it.

Requirements: We are looking for candidates with a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in the field of neuroscience, and who have experience working with animals. Candidates with experience in electrophysiology, and/or in vivo optogenetics, imaging, or behavioural tests are particularly encouraged to apply.

We are specifically looking for candidates who have good communication and team-working skills, and are interested in the Karadottir lab.

Start date is flexible but can be as early as January 2019.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

The closing date is 3 December 2018, with interviews to be confirmed.

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.

Informal enquiries about the post are welcome via email on


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