The University of Manchester (UoM)

Research Associate in Single Cell Analysis of Human Organogenesis by Genomic Technologies (2 posts available)

The University of Manchester (UoM)

Manchester, United Kingdom

Research Associate in Single Cell Analysis of Human Organogenesis by Genomic Technologies (2 posts available)


£32,236 – £39,609 per annum depending on experience

Fixed Term – Starting as soon as possible until 7 January 2021

Ref: BM&H-014693

We seek applications from enthusiastic and highly motivated scientists with a strong interest in genomics, human developmental biology/medicine, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. We want to understand the genomic regulation that governs how human organs are first assembled in order to advance developmental and regenerative medicine. You will delineate the transcriptomes and regulatory programs of the cell subpopulations that comprise different human organs (including a focus on heart, liver and pancreas). 

Building on available whole transcriptomes and chromatin states for 18 organs of the developing human embryo, the project will use the latest technologies (e.g. single cell RNA-seq, single cell ATAC-seq, spatial transcriptomics) to resolve cell subpopulations within organs, uncover the regulatory programs responsible for their differentiation and trace their lineage history. This is a unique research opportunity in a cutting-edge area that is part of the international Human Cell Atlas.

Our laboratories are part of a large research community in a cutting-edge multidisciplinary centre using state-of-the-art genomic technologies and informatics analyses. You should hold (or expect to obtain shortly) a PhD (or equivalent) in Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, or a closely related field with relevant experience in these areas. Funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), these positions are available immediately, and initially tenable for 18 months. 

Facilities for animal research are first rate and are validated by all the appropriate Home Office licences. However, if you have any medical, social or ethical reasons for avoiding work on experimental animals, then do not apply for this post.

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Closing date: 7 November 2019 at midnight.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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