University of Nottingham

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

2023-06-12 (Europe/London)
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Location: Sutton Bonington
Salary: £29,762 to £44,414 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33348 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date: Monday 12 June 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: SCI042623X1

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Fellow to work on a BBSRC funded project to develop novel stem cell lines from livestock species in the laboratory of Dr Masaki Kinoshita (Sutton Bonington Campus, University of Nottingham, UK).

In this project we seek to understand the molecular regulation of pluripotency in livestock embryos and stem cells. We aim to develop novel chimaera competent stem cell lines from livestock embryos and characterise them using next generation sequencing based omics approach. The differentiation potential of these cells will be assessed both in vitro and in vivo, therefore experience with or strong willingness to learn micromanipulation of early mammalian embryos is an essential requirement for the role. This position will be especially suited to candidates with interest in stem cell biology, chimaeric animal production and primordial germ cell differentiation. This post offers a unique opportunity to work in stem cell biology with farmed animals and to develop skills in state-of-the-art technologies.

Applicants must be highly motivated, self-driven and work independently, with a PhD in stem cell or developmental biology or related area of biological science (PhD students about to submit their thesis in a relevant area of stem cell biology will be considered). It is desirable that the successful candidate has considerable experience in some of the following areas: stem cell biology, developmental biology, transgenic animal and/or animal cloning technology, supported by a proven track record in scientific publications. Experience in bioinformatics is very relevant for the project. The successful candidate will play a key role in a highly collaborative research environment in this project, so a friendly and collegial attitude is crucial.

This is a full-time post (36.25 hours/week), and available on a 30 month fixed-term contract in the first instance. An extension to the contract may be possible, subject to funding availability. The post is available as soon as possible after the closing date and funding terms and conditions stipulate that the start date must be no later than 1 November 2023. Job share arrangements may be considered.

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

For informal enquiries please contact Masaki Kinoshita (
 Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)
University Park Nottingham, United Kingdom
Application deadline
2023-06-12 22:59 (Europe/London)
2023-06-12 23:59 (CET)
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