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Research Assistant (Lee Lab) (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for research into stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-trained research assistant to join the research team of Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee. Her team will investigate the microenvironmental regulation of stem cells during lung homeostasis, regeneration and injury repair. The project is aiming to make step changes in understanding the cell-cell communication on stem cell fate decision, disease modelling in ex vivo lung organoid system, and physiology /pathophysiology found in humans.


A Bachelor degree in a Bioscience related subject.

A good knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology and developmental biology.

At least short-term lab experience.

Previous experience in flow cytometry and confocal microscopy is preferred, but not essential.

Ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after induction.

A proven capacity to understand and interpret research articles.

Good communication skills in English. 

Highly independent, motivated, ambitious, and collaborative person.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for all applications is the Sunday 14 February 2016.