A 3-year postdoctoral position in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology at Oxford University 

A 3-year British Heart Foundation (BHF)-funded post-doctoral position is available in Professor Porcher’s group (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford) to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mesoderm specification.

The Porcher group has a long-standing interest in lineage specification. Whether the first lineage-fated cells derive from common multi-lineage or more restricted progenitors is still a matter of debate. This exciting project, at the forefront of its field, will employ clonal lineage tracing studies and single cell transcriptomics to identify the earliest discernable progenitors of mesoderm-derived lineages and determine their relatedness to reconstruct lineage specification.

You will hold a PhD (or be near to completion) in a relevant area, with experience in working with mouse embryos, next-generation sequencing, FACS analysis and genome engineering (CRISPR/Cas9). A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals is essential, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, with the ability to manage and independently drive, innovate and complete your own research and associated activities.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description, please click on (or copy and paste) the link below :-


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Monday 22 May 2017.