Research Associate in Cardiovascular Science

University College London - UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science - Hatter Cardiovascular Institute

The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute (HCI) at UCL is internationally renowned for its pioneering research investigating new means of protecting the ischaemic heart from injury. Its particular areas of interest includes the pathophysiology of cardioprotection in the setting of diabetes, ischaemia/reperfusion injury and chemotherapy, molecular aspects of adaptation to ischaemic injury and myocardial conditioning in both the basic and clinical arena. Currently it is pioneering new areas of research including the potential for nanoparticles to support the damaged heart and the ability to protect the heart following cancer chemotherapy. In addition the HCI also focuses on highly relevant receptor-medicated cardioprotective signalling pathways.

The project will investigate the cardioprotective mechanism(s) related to remote preconditioning in the settings described above. The post holder will work closely with a team of basic and clinical scientists and also be responsible for undertaking a project designed to measure the development of evolving myocardial infarction during reperfusion in the presence and absence of defined protective agents.

The appointment is funded for 1 year in the first instance with a proposed start date of 1 October 2017.

Applicants will have a PhD, be medically qualified and have some postdoctoral experience in Cardiovascular Physiology or Cell Biology. A good publication record is essential. Creativity, independence, and a willingness to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team are essential.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Professor Derek Yellon (d.yellon@ucl.ac.uk) or Dr Sean Davidson (s.davidson@ucl.ac.uk). For queries on the application process please contact elaine.mcdonald@ucl.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 3 September 2017.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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