Profs. Maria Alcolea (Cambridge Stem Cell Institute) and Benjamin Simons (Gurdon Institute) are seeking an enthusiastic Research Associate to study epithelial stem cell fate and tissue regeneration using a tissue engineering-type approach.
The successful candidate will advance a multidisciplinary collaborative programme to i) reconstruct epithelial tissues ex vivo using a state-of-the-art long-term 3D Epithelioid culture method developed recently by Dr. Alcolea, and use this system to ii) study stem cell dynamics by combining fate mapping, live-imaging, and single-cell molecular profiling using quantitative methods pioneered by the Simons lab.
The aim will be to unveil the mechanisms governing epithelial stem cell behaviour in human and mouse with the long-term goal to develop strategies to improve tissue repair and prevent regenerative decay in ageing.
We welcome applications from candidates with experience in in vitro and/or in vivo experimental models, advanced image analysis, cellular/molecular biology, and interest in the epithelial stem cell field.
Alongside your core project, as a valued member of our team, you will be able to establish collaborative projects with other experimental scientists in the labs, as well as external collaborators. We are committed to supporting your career development and will provide mentoring and training opportunities to enhance your skills.