Post Doctoral Research Associate

University of York - Department of Biology

A post-doctoral research associate position funded by Diabetes UK is available in the laboratory of Professor Nia Bryant.

The main purpose of this role is to carry out research using state of the art molecular techniques to examine how phosphorylation of Syntaxin4 by the insulin receptor regulates trafficking of the facilitative glucose transporter GLUT4. 

You will have a PhD in molecular cell biology, together with knowledge of cell biology and a range of research techniques and methodologies to engage in high quality research. Knowledge of SNARE-mediated membrane trafficking and GLUT4 biology are desirable. Experience of genome editing techniques, assays to analyse SNARE protein function, and of carrying out independent and collaborative research while meeting deadlines are essential. Desirable experience includes writing up research work for publication, general lab management and supervision of junior researchers.

The post is available immediately for a period of up to 3 years (37 hours per week), if appointed at the bottom of the salary scale.  Appointment higher in the Grade 6 scale would shorten the contract.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Nia Bryant, Department of Biology, University of York, York YO10 5DD (telephone +44 (0)1904 328622, or

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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