Postdoctoral Researcher - Modulating Inflammation During Cardiovascular Repair and Regeneration

University of Oxford - Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics

Roosevelt Drive

You will join a team of researchers developing a number of novel anti-inflammatory therapeutic peptides called evasins, identified from tick saliva. These peptides neutralise chemokines, which play a major role in inflammation, and we are exploring their use in modulating inflammation in heart disease. You will work under the guidance of Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya and Professor Keith Channon to apply these peptides in therapeutically modulating cardiovascular repair and regeneration following myocardial infarction.

The post offers a unique opportunity to develop a skill set and research profile in the field of cardiovascular repair and regeneration, and with opportunities for networking and collaborating with local and international research groups of outstanding reputation.

You will hold a PhD (by the time of appointment to the post) in pharmacology, immunology or other relevant discipline and have experience in creation and analysis of mouse myocardial infarction models including echocardiography and histopathology. Experience in chemokine biology, chemotaxis assays would be desirable.

This is a full-time appointment available from 1 July 2018 on a fixed-term contract for 3 years and is funded by the BHF Centre of Regenerative Medicine. You will be based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 4 April 2018 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place at the end of April 2018.

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