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Research Assistant (Lee Lab)

Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 19th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £27,116-£31,406
  • REF: PS29778
  • Closes: 20th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

The Wellcome – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-trained research assistant to join the research team of Dr Joo-Hyeon Lee (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/lee). Lee lab studies how stem cells sense environmental changes and determine their cell fate in lung homeostasis and during lung regeneration after injury repair utilising sophisticated genetic mouse models with lineage tracing techniques, high-resolution imaging analysis, single cell transcriptomics, ex vivo mouse and patient-derived human organoid culture with CRISPR-mediated gene regulation. Successful applicants will participate in a collaborative project that aims to develop in vitro human lung disease models utilising state-of-art 3D organoid and CRISPR genome editing techniques. The applicant will also take part in the lab management.


Successful applicants should have a Bachelor degree in a Bioscience related subject. Strong expertise in CRISPR genome editing and primary cell cultures is essential. Experience in flow cytometry and confocal image analysis will be highly advantageous. Good knowledge in development and stem cell biology, and molecular cloning would be preferable. Highly organised, independent, and collaborative persons should apply for this position.

Start date is flexible but can be as early as March 2022.

Fixed-term: The fund for this post is available for 24 months in the first instance. The closing date for all applications is Sunday 20 February 2022 with interviews to be confirmed at a later date.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email to Dr Joo-Hyeon Lee, jhl62@cam.ac.uk.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference PS29778 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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