Research Associate - Laurenti Lab (Fixed-term)
Applications are invited for the positions of Research Associate to join the
group of Dr Elisa Laurenti within The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research
Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Department of Haematology on the
Cambridge Biomedical Campus. This project will focus on understanding the
heterogeneity of behaviours of human blood stem cells and their relevance to
blood formation and human health. In recent years, work from many groups,
including that of Dr Laurenti, has shown that there are different blood stem
cell subtypes. Some of these subtypes are "atypical" because they do not
possess all of the classical features of a blood stem cell. Specifically, this
Wellcome sponsored project will study how these "atypical" blood stem cells
are formed and to what extent they contribute to stress responses. The project
will predominantly use single cell technologies (functional assays and single
cell -omics) on primary patient samples. Key biological questions will centre
around the molecular regulation of lineage decisions under healthy, stressed
and diseased conditions.
Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant field. In particular, they will
have a strong background either in stem cell biology or haematology. Extensive
experience (ideally more than 3 years) with flow cytometry and tissue
culture is required. The candidate should also possess some experience with
single cell -omics technologies. Additional expertise of mouse models and/or
of high-throughput sequencing data analysis would be desirable. Finally, they
will have demonstrated a strong scientific achievement via their publication
The post holder is expected to creatively and independently carry out their
own research project, while collaborating on a regular basis with a team of
experimentalists and computational biologists. They will also effectively
communicate their work in writing and oral presentations at internal meetings
and international conferences.
Questions regarding the post can be directed to Dr Elisa Laurenti who can be
contacted at email@example.com.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 13 June 2024 in the
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will
be required to undergo a health assessment.
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number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Closing date: 26th September 2022
Interview date: 4th and/or 5th of October 2022.
Please quote reference PS32851 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
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Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
23 August 2022
26 September 2022