|Salary:||£36,024 to £44,263|
|Placed On:||21st November 2023|
|Closes:||30th November 2023|
Applications are invited for a position of Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Mobile Health Research funded as part of a Medical Research Council Career Development Award to work on a project evaluating the effects of antenatal exposure to medications for cardiac dysfunction on fetal health. This full time position will last for 60 months and is primarily based at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre (MFHRC) in Manchester, with the possibility of visiting the collaborator research group in Cambridge.
The post involves experiments with human tissue samples, cell co-cultures and perfusion of tissues, focusing particularly on vascular aspects of the human placenta. The post-holder will also help with in vivo experiments in a pregnant sheep model, with a major focus on fetal physiology.
The successful applicant will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, with experience of ex vivo physiology, real-time measurements and in vitro experimentation. The appointee will receive full training as appropriate. However, the ability to conduct experimental work independently is essential, other than communicating findings regularly and attending meetings.
Candidates must be strongly motivated and prepared to work out-of-hours appropriate to the nature of research.
The project relies on the availability of fresh placenta tissue which therefore means the hours of work will vary on a daily basis often with very little notice and will require the appointee to live within close proximity to the main campus of the University.
Successful candidates may be subject to pre-employment screening carried out on our behalf by a third party. The offer of employment will be dependent on the successful candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to provide express consent at a later stage, by continuing with your application now you acknowledge that you are aware that such screening will take place, and agree to take part in the pro
What you will get in return:
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
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Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Prof William Dixon
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
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