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Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health - Department of Neuroscience - School of Medicine

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £35,333 to £43,414 per annum Potential to progress to £47,423 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 2nd January 2023
Job Ref: UOS035529
 

Contract type: Fixed term for 2 years

Location: Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Associate within an internationally recognised research group in a vibrant and stimulating environment at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN).

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join an exciting new project at the translational medicine interface in MND in collaboration with an international Pharma company. You will be an enthusiastic, experienced and committed Postdoctoral Researcher who will use a variety of in vitro systems, as well as human biosamples to identify and validate new translational biomarkers.

You will join a dynamic research team under the supervision of Professor Laura Ferraiuolo where they will have lab manager responsibilities. The project will focus on identifying new therapeutics for MND.

You should be passionate about neurodegenerative disease research, ideally with a track record of translational research in this area.

You will have a strong background in molecular and cellular (neuro) biology with experience in a range of molecular and cellular biology techniques Your role will be embedded in very dynamic research groups. Team spirit and an impeccable work ethics are essential.

You will conduct laboratory research on a semi-independent basis under direction of the principle investigator and managing a small sub-team involved in this collaboration. You will be expected to: design, execute and evaluate experiments; keep excellent experimental records; prepare reports regularly and feed back to the industrial partner in regular conference calls and written reports. You are also expected to contribute to the preparation of scientific manuscripts, attend and deliver seminars; locally, nationally and internationally. In addition, you will contribute to the day-to-day organization and operations of the laboratory and training of new staff.

You will have a strong background in molecular and cellular neurobiology with an emphasis on the use of vitro model systems and cellular assays. With experience in a range of techniques, particularly cell based assays in human cells, the ideal candidate will have experience of large data analysis and record keeping.

You should be strongly motivated, self-driven, able to accept direction and be an excellent team player. Good communication, written and interpersonal skills are expected.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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