|Salary:||£45,593 to £49,305 per annum|
|Placed On:||19th September 2023|
|Closes:||11th October 2023|
Location: South Kensington as a base for operations with hybrid working when appropriate
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Weinberg lab (www.weinberg-lab.com) within the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London.
We are looking for a new member to join our team with a background in the in vitro study of endothelial cell signalling. The project aims to elucidate signalling events upstream and downstream of a recently discovered phenomenon that links applied flow to the rate of movement of low density lipoprotein across endothelium. The phenomenon may be of critical importance in the development of atherosclerosis. (See Atherosclerosis 2021;333:56-66.)
The successful applicant will join an internationally renowned group that examines the relation between blood flow and atherosclerosis using in silico, in vitro and in vivo techniques, and has the ultimate goal of developing new therapies.
Key duties and responsibilities
Your key responsibilities will be the day-to-day management and execution of experiments that apply flow to endothelial monolayers, investigate pathways linking flow to FSTL1 secretion, and examine effects of FSTL1 on transcytosis. Investigations will study ion channels, TGF-β and BMP signalling, FSTL1 expression, the role of different FSTL1 receptors and, by using novel techniques of super-resolution microscopy, vesicle transport.
You will also be responsible for presenting findings to colleagues at internal and external meetings and conferences, collaborating with internal and external partners, providing research updates, and preparing manuscripts for publication. Furthermore, you will need to assist in writing reports for the funder and new proposals for funding.
This is a 24 month, full time, fixed term position.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £40, 694 - £43,888 per annum.
For Informal enquires email: Professor Peter Weinberg – email@example.com
Any queries regarding the application process contact: Yusra Vallimohamed at Y.firstname.lastname@example.org
Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.
Closing date: 11/10/2023
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