Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

This Alzheimer Research UK funded post is available from 1st December 2017 for 2 years.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality.

The post

The postholder will participate in a project aiming to understand the involvement of brain microcirculation in the development of dementia. The post will include laboratory duties associated with maintenance of brain microvascular endothelial cells in culture, biochemical analysis of cell physiology and signalling mechanism using a variety of techniques including immunoblotting, immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry, electron spin resonance spectroscopy, proteomics, ELISA, Electric Cell-substrate Impedance Sensing, 3D cell imaging and flow assays. The project is sponsored by Alzheimer Research UK (ARUK-PG2017A-3) and involves collaborations with the University of Bristol and the University of Pavia (Italy) 

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events. Applicants will be expected to work closely and interactively with colleagues in the research team at the Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science (ICBS), to have good communications skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Applicants will possess a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will require previous experience with mammalian cell culture and in vitro Pharmacology. Training for animal experimentation and Home Office personal licence will also be essential. Additionally, expertise in the use of in vitro models of angiogenesis and vascular biology, ESR and proteomic data analysis and familiarity with redox biology will be advantageous.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

Interviews are expected to take place on 14 September

For further information please contact Giordano Pula g.pula@exeter.ac.uk or (01392) 722920.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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