Postdoctoral Research Associate Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Musculoskeletal Biology

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease

Based in the Department of Musculoskeletal Biology, we are seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a MRC-funded project studying the role of Syndecan-3 in bone metabolism. The research in the group focuses on understanding the processes underlying age-related bone loss in order to identify and develop new strategies for the prevention and treatment of bone disease.

The main aim of the project is to understand how Syndecan-3 regulates the differentiation and activity of bone cells. The project will study bone metabolism in transgenic mice that lack the Sdc3 gene during ageing and in response to mechanical loading and will involve elucidating the signalling pathways through which Sdc3 regulates bone cell activity.

You should have a PhD in Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related subjects, with special interest in matrix biology with proven postdoctoral experience and research experience in matrix biology, cell signalling and molecular biology techniques such as RNA/DNA extraction, qPCR, Western blotting and plasmid preps. Experience in primary cell culture, µCT and microscopy are highly desirable. The post is available from 1 November 2017 until 31 October 2020.

Closing Date: 1 November 2017, 23:30

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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