Research Associate in Cell Biology

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Research Associate in Cell Biology

Department of Haematology
Vacancy Reference No: RB07756  Salary: £27,319-£35,646
Limit of tenure applies*
Through genome-wide meta-analysis we have identified a large number of novel regulatory proteins of haematopoiesis and platelet formation. We now aim to perform functional studies to determine the mechanisms by which these novel regulators exert their effect over fate determination and platelet formation.
 
The post holder will generate megakaryocytes from CD34+ haematopoietic progenitor cells and from induced pluripotent stem cells. Genes will be silenced and over-expressed by lentiviral means and the effects on megakaryopoiesis and platelet formation studied. The position is based in the Haematology Department of the University of Cambridge on the Addenbrooke's Hospital campus, one of Europe's leading centres for biomedical research.
 
Ideally you will have experience in cell biology and ectopic gene expression. The ability to work independently, flexibly and to good laboratory practice are essential, as are the possession of good communication/interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with an experienced Senior Research Associate.
 
For more information visit our website: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/transmed
Applications, including a completed CHRIS/6 form (http:/www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) with three referees, and a full CV should be forwarded to Mrs Debra Fletcher on df296@cam.ac.uk. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Cedric Ghevaert +44(0)1223 588082 or Prof Willem H Ouwehand +44(0)1223 588037.
* The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
 
Closing date: 27 February 2011.

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