University of Cambridge

Group Leader in Stem Cell Science

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Group Leader in Stem Cell Science

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 ( We have recently moved into the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, a brand new state of the art building adjacent to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and multiple research institutes ( This has resulted in 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 29 research groups with over 300 biologicals, 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.

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:

- Cardiovascular disease
- Epithelial tissues
- Cell and gene therapy
- 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.

Informal enquiries about the post are welcome via email to

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

To apply please follow the link below:

Closing Date: 30 October 2019

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th October 2019. Interviews will be held over a 2-3-day period the week commencing 24th February 2020.

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 30th October 2019.

Please quote reference PS20522 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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.