Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

This BHF funded post is available from 15 October 2017 to 14 October 2018 to support the work of Dr Sebastian Oltean.

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. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The post

The successful applicant will work on a project related to microcirculation and vascular endothelial growth factors. In a recent screen, we have identified 9 compounds that regulate VEGF alternative splicing and have anti-angiogenic activity. This project will involve further characterization of the mechanism of action of these compounds.

The post will include performing experiments mostly with basic molecular and cellular techniques, intracellular signalling and animal work (optional). Critical data analysis and presenting data at scientific forums also required. 

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to work with basic molecular and cellular techniques. Previous experience with cell signalling and animal work is desirable. Knowledge of molecular biology is essential; RNA biology and alternative splicing are desirable.

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.
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information please contact Dr Sebastian Oltean s.oltean@exeter.ac.uk or (01392) 727417.

Interviews are expected to take place on 10October 2017.

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.  Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.

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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