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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th September 2022
Closes: 16th October 2022
Job Ref: PM33408

Applications are invited from an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher at Research Associate level.  The work is funded by a Medical Research Council grant held Prof Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri. The main focus of the Sferruzzi-Perri lab is to understand the aetiology of pregnancy complications and the regulation of developmental processes in a wider context (https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/amanda-sferruzzi-perri). The lab combines unique gene targeting strategies and established environmental models with cutting edge molecular, cellular and physiological approaches in the mouse.  You will work in a collaborative multidisciplinary team that is investigating specifically the role of placental endocrine function in promoting changes in maternal metabolism and insulin resistance in obese pregnancies and its importance for the health of the offspring in later life.

The successful candidate should have a PhD  in a relevant field, have a background in developmental physiology and/or metabolic regulation and have a good track record of research achievements. You will have experience of performing in vivo experiments or ex vivo assessments of tissues from rodents  and handling large datasets. Experience in conducting fluorescence activated cell sorting, cell culture, gene targeting methods, RNA-sequencing (and/or other high-throughput technologies), bioinformatic analysis is desirable. Animal husbandry experience and a Home Office Personal Licence would be an advantage.  

The position is available from November 2022.

For further details, please email Prof Sferruzzi-Perri at: ans48@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2023 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check. 

Applications should include a personal statement highlighting suitability to the post and a detailed CV. The full contact details for two referees should be provided; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

Please quote reference PM33408 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience particularly encourages women and candidates from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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