Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

University of Exeter Medical School

This FORCE Cancer Research funded post is available immediately until 30 September 2019 to support the work of Drs Jacqueline Whatmore and Nicholas Gutowski.

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 continue work on an existing project investigating the effects of lung tumour secreted factors on the pro-metastatic cellular responses of the cerebral microvasculature.

The post will include mammalian cell culture and a range of cell biology/biochemistry techniques including culturing human microvascular endothelial cells and astrocytes, and cell based assays to assess cell function.

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 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 culture mammalian cells and ideally have a background in cancer research or the blood brain barrier.

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.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

For further information please contact Dr Jacqueline Whatmore, J.L.Whatmore@exeter.ac.uk or (01392) 722944.

Interviews are expected to take place on 19January 2018.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. All of the University of Exeter’s STEM/M departments hold an Athena SWAN award.

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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