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Research Associate in Stem Cell Biology and Cardiac Development
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016615

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: -

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from as soon as possible until 31 December 2023

School / Directorate: School of Medical Sciences

An enthusiastic and committed Research Associate is required to join a new and ambitious team working in the field of human pluripotent stem cell biology and heart development. You will lead exciting research focused on understanding the molecular biology of human cardiac progenitors and the determinants of cardiac cell fate. The position is funded through a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship awarded to Dr Matthew Birket titled: “Understanding Cardiac Progenitors to deliver Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modelling”. The project will take advantage of the lab’s unique access to human tissue to align stem cell differentiation in vitro with human heart development. Cutting-edge technologies including single cell genomics, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing and clonal lineage tracing will be employed to achieve these aims. You should have experience with pluripotent stem cells and a range of molecular biology techniques.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Matthew Birket.


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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