Research Associate/Fellow in Stem Cell and Material Technology (fixed-term)

Closing Date
Friday, 23rd February 2018
Job Type
School of Medicine - Division of Cancer & Stem Cells
£26495 to £38833 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

A position is open for a talented, proactive postdoctoral researcher to work on an exciting interdisciplinary project funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project will combine materials science with stem cell technology, cell phenotyping and high content screening to address a workplan entitled, “Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery”. The 5 year project is at a midway point and new appointments for 2 years fixed term are being made to complete the programme of work

This post will be based in Nottingham but will collaborate extensively within this large consortium, which includes ~15 investigators and ~25 postdocs or PhD students. The postdoc advertised here will work two key areas: 1) Regenerative medicine, with an emphasis on maturation of cardiomyocytes derived from human pluripotent stem cells; 2) New approaches to fabricate and evaluate novel materials in a combinatorial manner in 2D and 3D, and apply this to understanding how these influence cardiomyocyte behaviour.

The successful candidate for this post will be nearing completion, or will have completed, a PhD in the biological sciences or equivalent. They will combine excellence in research, collaboration, communication and meeting deadlines with a truly interdisciplinary skill set. They will have a strong track record in mammalian cell biology and/or in materials science. Preference will be given to candidates with strengths in stem cell biology, molecular, cellular and functional analysis techniques, and materials fabrication and analysis. 

Full details are in the job specification.

This full time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 30th April 2020, with a start date of April 2018 or soon after. Applications for job share will also be accepted.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Chris Denning, tel: 0115 831236 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.