Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Morphogenetic Cell Movements During Development

University of Oxford - Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Oxford, United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join a research group led by Professor Shankar Srinivas working on morphogenetic cell movements during development. This project will develop technologies to map the position of sequenced cells within embryos and use these and other approaches to study the regulated molecular changes that control the gradual differentiation of cells of the early embryo. You will be responsible for developing and using single cell sequencing approaches to investigate early post-implantation development.

Candidates must have, or be near to completing, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant area of research (molecular genetics, developmental biology, transcriptomic approaches or a related biological discipline), and have laboratory experience in molecular/cellular biology relevant to the project. You must possess sufficient specialist knowledge in developmental biology or next generation sequencing to work within established research programmes. Experience with embryonic stem cell culture and in vitro differentiation of ES cells, and of making DNA constructs using standard recombinant DNA technology or similar molecular cloning techniques would be an advantage.

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