The overall aim is to study the molecular mechanisms of stem cell differentiation by using emerging technologies such as stem cells and models. Vascular Biology Section led by BHF Professor Qingbo Xu is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. BHF, the Oak Foundation and King’s College have provided substantial support to the Section, offering a possibility in maintaining the size and productivity of the group. The Vascular Biology Section is a basic research unit. The unit undertakes a wide range of basic science research in the field of cardiovascular diseases with the broad objective of improving understanding of molecular mechanisms and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The project proposed is related to several other ongoing studies, although not overlapping with any of these, providing the opportunity to get training in molecular cell biology or in vivo experiments in collaboration within the group.
-International applications will be considered for this position. -A higher degree (PhD, the thesis submitted at least) in a related subject eg molecular and cell biology . -Self motivated, ability to work independently -Willing and able to work in a team -Ability to plan and prioritise workload -Experience in basic biochemical/cellular/ molecular techniques