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Post Doctoral Fellow – University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is looking for an interested candidate for the position of Post Doctoral Fellow who has theoretical and practical knowledge in cell biology.

Position Requirements:

  • PhD in haematology, stem Cell Biology or related field
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge in stem Cell Biology and niche Cell Biology
  • Solid research experience with good postdoctoral research in the stem Cell Biology/haematology field
  • Strong background in hypoxia signalling pathways
  • Expertise in Cell Biology approaches including primary cell culture, flow Cytometry, and niche cell immunohistochemistry
  • Expertise in Biochemistry approaches including gene expression analysis (using the single-cell Fluidigm platform or similar), chromatin immunoprecipitation, PCR, and molecular cloning
  • Home Office Personal Licence or the UK Module 1-4 training or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly, orally and in writing
  • Ability to train and supervise junior members of the staff (e.g. MRes students, technicians)
  • The ability to conduct research projects semi-independently
  • Expertise in complex mouse genetics (including husbandry, large colony maintenance, genotyping, phenotype analysis)
  • Ability to take the lead on writing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals and deciding on appropriate journals with the PI
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and participate in team meetings/discussions and departmental research group activities
  • Ability to take the lead on the planning & organising of different aspects relating to the project(s)
  • Ability to identify potential sources of funding and making applications.
Employer University of Edinburgh
Posted 16-Jan-2016
Location Edinburgh
Discipline NA
Salary NA
Official Notice


  • To conduct high quality research projects investigating the role of hypoxia signalling pathways within stem cell niches in leukaemic stem cell functions. To genetically dissect hypoxia sensing and signalling in stem cell niches. To conduct original research (under the supervision of the PI) and produce material for high impact publications, grant proposals and dissemination.
  • Conduct and facilitate a programme of research investigating metabolic pathways regulating normal and leukaemic stem cell functions. Produce high quality data for publications and presentations. Deliver core elements of the research programme
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records to document the research progress. Take a lead role in writing up data for publication. Present data at group meetings, section meetings, and conferences to make data available for other workers. Regularly report the progress to the PI/other members of the research team. Presentation of research findings at national and international level.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and publication of own/research team’s research findings as indicated by the PI.
  • To prepare research proposals and applications to external funding bodies based on a line of future research.
  • To continually update knowledge and understanding in the field or specialism, and update skill base within the defined research area.

All applicants should apply online by clicking the “apply” button in official notice. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

The University’s mission is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge. As a world-leading centre of academic excellence they aim to:
Enhance their position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities and to measure their performance against the highest international standards
Provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of their students
Produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
Make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health and economic and cultural wellbeing.
As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.

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