|Salary:||£36,386 to £42,155 per annum pro rata. Grade 7|
|Placed On:||16th January 2023|
|Closes:||13th February 2023|
Vacancy terms: Full-time fixed term contract for three years
Hours per week: 37.5
Advert closes midnight on: 13 Feb 2023
About the role
In this key role, you will join one of the largest cardiac surgery research groups in the UK. We undertake high quality translational research into diseases affecting the thoracic aorta, blood management, and the prevention of peri- and post-operative organ injury. You will work both independently and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team providing expertise to this research programme, as well as wider collaborations including the NIHR Leicester BRC.
As the ideal candidate, you will have either a PhD or equivalent in biology, biochemistry or related discipline, a PhD submitted prior to taking up the post in these areas, or the equivalent professional qualification and experience. You will have expertise in basic molecular biology techniques: nucleic acid isolation and handling, PCR, qRT-PCR, agarose gels, concentration estimations, sequencing library preparations, etc., basic biochemistry techniques, e.g. protein gels, ELISA and with basic bioinformatics methods: sequencing file processing, estimating read counts, etc. You will also be experienced in the use of tissue culture techniques (primary cells and cell lines).
You should have evidence of previous contributions to peer-reviewed journal papers and a proven analytical problem-solving capability.
Experience with mammalian expression systems (lentivirus, transfection), molecular cloning, animal models and familiarity with R and Python would be beneficial.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Gavin Murphy on email@example.com and Hardeep Ajula on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.
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