Post-doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
April 17, 2024
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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Understanding Mechanisms in Familial Interstitial Lung Disease Using Organoid Models

Dr Dickens and the Marciniak Group are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to drive innovation in a programme of research investigating triggers of alveolar epithelial dysfunction in familial forms of interstitial lung disease. You will work with novel alveolar organoids, creating patient-specific models which you will interrogate using innovative culture techniques, genetic manipulation and multi-omics analysis including proteomics and transcriptomics with a view to identifying novel therapeutic targets.

You should have a track record in wet-lab cell biology and possess a PhD in a relevant discipline. Prior experience of working with organoids would be an advantage, but training will be provided.

The successful applicant will join Dr Dickens, a clinician scientist, and a diverse team of basic and translational scientists and clinicians within the Marciniak Group. We are committed to promoting an exciting, rewarding and healthy working environment and strive to support the career goals of our team members.

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and it is a collaborative institute at the interface between fundamental research and the clinic, with a mission to determine the molecular mechanisms of disease in order to advance human health.

Recent relevant papers Lim K, Rutherford EN, Sun D, Van den Boomen DJH, Edgar JR, Bang J, Matesic LE, Lee JH, Lehner PJ, Marciniak SJ, Rawlins EL, Dickens JA. A novel human fetal lung-derived alveolar organoid model reveals mechanisms of surfactant protein C maturation relevant to interstitial lung disease. BioRxiv (https: //

Dickens JA, Rutherford EN, Abreu S, Chambers JE, Ellis MO, van Schadewijk A, Hiemstra P, Marciniak SJ. Novel insights into surfactant protein C trafficking revealed through the study of a pathogenic mutant. Eur Respir J 2022;59:2100267

Please contact Dr Jenny Dickens at [email protected] for further information.

Fixed-term: The post will run for 3 years in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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: 17th April 2024

The interview date for the role is: Beginning of May 2024

Please quote reference SC40999 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    21 March 2024

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