Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Reading - Department of Biomedical Sciences

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a BHF funded project to investigate the molecular mechanisms that regulate the functions of platelets in thrombosis and haemostasis. The successful candidate will join the Reading Platelet Biology Group. The key aims of this group of >35 researchers is to develop a greater understanding of the control of platelets in health and disease, and to develop new approaches for the prevention or treatment of thrombotic disorders.
In this project we will explore the mechanisms that allow gap junction proteins to control the functions of platelets.

The successful candidate will also use a range of in vitro and in vivo techniques to study haemostasis and thrombosis.

The position is for a fixed period of 3 years, and is available immediately.

You will have:

  • A PhD in an appropriate area of the biomedical sciences.
  • Expertise in cell and molecular biology research.
  • Ability to learn new techniques quickly and work independently.
  • Knowledge of signal transduction.
  • A proven track record through the publication of research.
  • Good communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Preferably previous experience of cardiovascular or platelet research.

Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Principal investigator / Line Manager
Contact name: Prof Jon Gibbins
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 3787082
Contact email:

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Executive support
Contact name: Mrs Helen Yeshayahoo
Contact phone: +44 (0)1183788011
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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