Research Assistant in Liver Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 23rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £31,542 - £33,257 per annum
  • REF: 1874846
  • Closes: 09th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The job will focus on the culture and differentiation of genetically modified human embryonic stem cell lines to repopulate decellularized liver scaffolds to be transplanted in immunocompetent mouse model and test if they can evade immune responses in mice.

The job will focus on the culture and differentiation of genetically modified human embryonic stem cell lines to repopulate decellularized liver scaffolds to be transplanted in immunocompetent mouse model and test if they can evade immune responses in mice.

The successful candidate will join the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine section of UCL GOSICH. The section aims is to pioneer advanced treatments, and develop new devices, to provide therapeutic options for children with congenital malformations and tissue damage. This theme is investing in translational platforms including stem cell bioengineering and an iPSC core platform to build capacity, and to initiate first-in-child UK trials. Examples of work in this theme include stem cell repair of the retina, development of novel devices to transform craniofacial surgery, and stem cell-engineered organs for bladder, oesophagus, small intestine, thymus, and trachea.

We are looking for a researcher with experience of regenerative medicine and stem cell biology to join Prof. De Coppis research team based in the ICH Section of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. Prof. De Coppis research programme is focused on the use of regenerative medicine to develop organs and tissues for therapeutic translation. Regenerative medicine projects currently underway include: oesophagus, intestine, bladder, lung, liver and diaphragm. The Section is committed to the clinical translation of innovative treatments for the benefit of patients with severe medical conditions.

This post is funded for 16 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

– MSc or MRes in stem cell biology / biology / biotechnology / bioengineering / developmental biology / tissue engineering

– Experience in regenerative medicine

– Experience of working in a laboratory research environment

– Experience of conducting research in the field of regenerative medicine or tissue engineering

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact ICH HR at ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting the job reference 1874846.

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Closing Date

9 Mar 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications

23:59

Interview date

TBC

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