Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832. With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.

Hours: Full-time Contract duration: 2 years

We seek to appoint a motivated individual for up to 2 years within the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors – COMPARE.  The position is focused on studying potential novel cell surface receptor-ligand interactions involved in platelet activation or platelet-leucocyte interactions. Experience with mouse or human platelets is desirable but not essential. They must have experience in one or more of the following flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy and histology. They should be familiar with standard biophysical, biochemical and molecular biology techniques, such as Biacore, Western Blots, co-IPs, tag-based protein purifications, gel filtrations, PCR, sub-cloning, and site directed mutagenesis. He/she must have excellent academic qualifications and communication skills, strong initiative and good teamwork skills, and excellent writing skill, supported by a publication record commensurate for their stage of career.

COMPARE is a joint £10m Signature Institute established jointly by the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham to develop a world-class imaging facility to study membrane proteins and receptors, the target for more than 50% of drugs. Receptors of particular interest are the GPCR and tyrosine kinase families, and recent advances in microscopy, especially super-resolution techniques, enable the study of these remarkable cellular components in unprecedented detail. For further information about the centre, see

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Yi Sun via email:

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