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Research Fellows x 2 (Grade 6)

University of Aberdeen - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £33,199 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th November 2018
Closes: 10th December 2018
Job Ref: ROW046R

Two enthusiastic and skilled research fellows are sought to work within Professor Lora Heisler’s research group in the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. The overall aim of Professor Heisler’s research programme is to investigate the basic neurophysiology of appetite, body weight, and insulin action by examining the neurocircuitry of neurotransmitter and neuropeptide systems with the aim of improving metabolic health. 

The Research Fellow positions are ideally suited to experienced, highly motivated post-doctoral fellows committed to a career of research, providing consistent and continuous high level intellectual and practical input to a dynamic research group. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology or Biochemistry with experience in a relevant area and evidence of results published in peer-reviewed journals.  Particular skills and experience required include molecular biology, histochemistry and in vivo metabolic phenotyping.

Posts are funded by the BBSRC and Post 1 will be offered for a period of 3 years and Post 2 will be offered for a period of 1 year.

Both appointments will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale (£33,199 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Lora Heisler (

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Fiona Macaskill, HR Adviser, for further information on this.

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The closing date for the receipt of applications is 10 December 2018.

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