Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Aston Medical School

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£32,548 to £38,833 per annum
23 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Aston Medical School

Salary:     £32,548 to £38,833 per annum
Grade:     Grade 08
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (12 months)
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours GMT on Friday 22 December 2017
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     R170564

Aston Medical School (AMS) is located in the center of Birmingham and houses the University-wide Aston Medical Research Institute (AMRI). The schools overarching vision is to be internationally recognised for excellence and distinctiveness research to deliver scientific discoveries in Translational Medicine. The core themes of the AMRI are focused on Women's Health, Cardiovascular Health, Mental Health and Regenerative Medicine. The institute provides an excellent training and multi-disciplinary environment for translational research that transforms lives, addresses local health challenges with global impact.

Aston Medical School is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a new Regenerative Medicine Centre, a key research theme within Aston Medical Research Institute (AMRI). The central aim of this postdoctoral project is to investigate the molecular mechanisms, to develop and establish efficient methods in the induction of functional hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), and in the differentiation of the HSC to different blood lineage cells.

A PhD degree in cell and molecular biology (or equivalent) is essential. The candidate will focus on HSC induction from both human embryonic stem (ES) cells and iPSC, and the following colony forming and their detection. Laboratory experiences with iPSC culture, HSC induction, colony forming units assay, fluorescence flow cytometry, MACS, immunocy to chemistry, molecular cloning and viral package would be desirable. A good level of knowledge and research experience in iPSC reprogramming and hematopoiesis are preferred. In addition, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate independent, critical and innovative thinking.

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