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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Reading - Pharmacy

Location: Reading
Salary: £31,406 to £32,344 Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th June 2022
Closes: 22nd August 2022
Job Ref: SRF41775
 

PDRA: Generation, characterization and validation of reporter cell lines. 

A postdoctoral position has become available for a motivated biomedical scientist to undertake research in the field of biomedical science. The successful applicant will work with three principal investigators, Dr. Cottrell, Dr. Widera and Dr. Dallas (School of Pharmacy, Pharmacology Division).

The post holder will contribute to exciting on-going research projects investigating physiological mechanisms in health and disease. The project will focus on cell engineering and involve techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9, gene reporter assays, qPCR, lentiviral transduction of cells, and characterization and validation of reporter cell lines. 

The unique project will be split across 3 research themes namely, inflammation, ion channel physiology and molecular pharmacology. The post holder will be part of a strong collaborative team working within the Pharmacology division. 

The role is available on a full-time basis for up to 24 months.

You will have:

  • Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell culture
  • BSc in Life Sciences and a PhD in a biological science of relevant area (e.g., pharmacology)
  • Good communication and scientific writing skills
  • Competency in biomedical methodology
  • Ability to prioritize urgent/long term goals and to juggle tasks as priorities change
  • Ability to work well with others and independently
  • Good oral and excellent written English skills

Interview date: 8 September 2022

Informal contact details
Contact role: Associate Professor
Contact name: Graeme Cottrell                
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7027       
Contact email: g.s.cottrell@reading.ac.uk 

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Associate Professor
Contact name: Darius Widera
Contact phone:+44(0) 118 378 7053
Contact email: d.widera@reading.ac.uk

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The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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