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Research Fellow (100371-059)

University of Warwick - Department of Physics

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th May 2019
Closes: 18th June 2019
Job Ref: 1809210

Fixed-term contract for 12 Months (Dependant on the start date the fixed-term contract ending no later than 31 July 2020)

Full-time, 36.5 hours per week

Project title: Microfluidic techniques for correlating sperm DNA integrity with its motility on singe cell level

The Department seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the above interdisciplinary project in collaboration with the University of Sheffield Medical School. The successful candidate will be working on development and implementation of a new microfluidic technique to study correlations between sperm DNA damage and motility on singe cell level.

Applicants should possess or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics, cell biology or a related field. You should have a strong background in optical microscopy and image analysis, applied to soft matter or biophysics experiments.

You will be an excellent communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of the research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.

Pay level will be commensurate to prior experience. If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395).

Please direct all informal inquiries to Dr. Vasily Kantsler (

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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