|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Salary:||£31,396 to £44,263 per annum.|
|Placed On:||11th September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
We are looking for an experienced researcher to work on the following project: "New therapies for patients with muscular dystrophies". In this study we are going to characterise the biological and molecular features of fibro-adipogenic progenitor cells (FAPs) obtained from patients with muscular dystrophies and develop new drugs that could regulate their function. We are going to test a battery of drugs with antifibrotic potential in cells derived from human skeletal muscles and in murine model of muscular dystrophy. Moreover, we are going to use cut-off technology to characterise the function of FAPs in the process of muscle degeneration including single cell RNA sequencing and 3D cell modelling.
The post will be based at the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre (JWMDRC) at Newcastle University.
This post is tenable for 16 months.
Informal enquires to Prof. Jordi Diaz Manera (Jordi.Diaz-Manera@newcastle.ac.uk).
For further information please see www.newcastle-muscle.org.
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