Group Leader in Stem Cell Science

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

The Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem and progenitor cell biology ( The Institute is located in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, a new state of the art building adjacent to Addenbrooke's and Royal Papworth Hospitals and multiple research institutes ( This has nucleated a fully integrated, vibrant and cohesive stem cell community ideally placed to capitalise on the unique intellectual and clinical surrounding environment. The Institute currently has 28 research groups with approximately 300 biological, computational, clinical and physical scientists operating across a wide range of tissues and at multiple scales. The Institute is a hub for the wider stem cell community across Cambridge and its neighbouring institutions and has 34 affiliated researchers across 13 University departments and the stand-alone Babraham and Sanger Institutes.

The Institute has openings for one or more Group Leaders who will complement and synergise with our existing programmes. We welcome applications from across the whole range of stem cell biology, including research relevant to:

i. Cardiovascular disease & Epithelial tissues
ii. Computational Biology
iii. Cell and Gene therapy
iv. Ageing

This would be ideal for a candidate with a minimum of 3 years post-doctoral experience, distinctive research achievements and a cutting edge research plan for the next 5 years. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the University and its associated institutes.

The Institute benefits from generous core funding from Wellcome and MRC. It offers a collegiate environment with excellent core facilities plus extensive opportunities to pursue basic and disease focussed studies plus a generous start up package. Successful candidates will be supported to obtain external personal fellowship and grant support within 3 years.

Salary Guidelines, depending on individual experience: - Grade 9: £41,526 - £52,559 p.a. - Grade 11: £60,905 - £70,579 p.a.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae (max 3 pages, to include date of PhD and details of any career gaps if applicable) with contact details of 3 referees, and a 1-2 page outline of your research proposal, by 29th November 2020.

The closing date for all applications is 29 November 2020 with interviews week commencing 01 March 2021.

Informal enquiries about the post are welcome via email to Anthea Stanley ( Interviews will be held over a 2 day period the week commencing 1st March 2021. Please quote reference PS24352 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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