Research Fellow (78793-116)

University of Warwick - School of Engineering

Fixed Term Contract until 31 December 2019.

You will undertake research at the interface between materials science and biomedical research on an EPSRC-funded project, to enable deeper understanding of metal-peptide and metal-protein interactions in neurodegenerative disorders. You will undertake independent and collaborative research, with an initial focus on the development of FTICR mass spectrometry sample preparation and analysis methods to study interactions between iron, calcium, and amyloid peptides in well-defined in vitro systems, subsequently investigating the feasibility of applying the methods to ex vivo material.

You will take part in synchrotron experiments at UK and international facilities, and work collaboratively with the project team to conduct histology and microscopy characterization of the samples. You will co-supervise junior members of the team, and have responsibility for reporting findings in technical communications at international conferences and in peer-reviewed high impact publications.

You will deal with any management/administration problems in your remit that may arise from the project, and produce and present regular project reports ensuring that the project objectives and deadlines are met. You will play an active role in the research project team, which will include helping to organise and participating in the project meetings, and supporting interactions with project partners and collaborators.

You will have a developing research profile with the ability to publish high quality research output and will be able to contribute to the development of funding proposals. You will have the knowledge and capacity to work with the project team to undertake original research applying FTICR mass spectrometry to the study of metal-peptide and metal-protein interactions.

You will also have the confidence and competence to undertake analytical work of the highest quality using complementary laboratory-based and synchrotron-facility-based techniques. You will have excellent IT skills including demonstrable ability to use IT to write technical research papers and presentations, and will be an excellent communicator with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD thesis, any offer of employment made to you will be an under-appointment to the post of Research Assistant at Level 5 in the University’s grade structure and with a salary of £28,453. Once your PhD has been awarded and we have evidence of this from you, you will be appointed to the substantive post of Research Fellow at Level 6 and with a salary within the range stated above.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

Please be aware interviews will be held within two weeks after closing date.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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