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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Respiratory Pharmacology)

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £35,210 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th August 2018
Closes: 27th August 2018
Job Ref: P63564
 

This new full time post is available immediately on a three year fixed term basis.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

Respiratory Medicine 

We are seeking an experienced post-doctoral pharmacologist to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team researching novel treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The ideal candidate will have experience in isolating and culturing human and animal inflammatory cells, including from lung, and inflammation bioassays, and have a strong background in inflammation pharmacology, particularly in COPD or asthma. Experience in appropriate in vivo pharmacology, human and animal lung organoid and lung tissue co-cultures and in situ mitochondrial assays, as well as a good understanding of intellectual property is highly desirable.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information, please contact Prof Matt Whiteman, m.whiteman@exeter.ac.uk or Dr Chris Scotton c.j.scotton@exeter.ac.uk +44-1392 722942 / 722934.

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

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression. 

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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