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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Life Sciences

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £30,487 to £45,585 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: MED575023

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/Fellow to join a research project funded by Horizon Europe focussed on developing immune-competent tissue models for testing the biocompatibility of chemicals and biomaterials. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and inspiring research group with ample opportunities to collaborate with members of a large consortium and spend time in collaborators’ laboratories across Europe.   

The focus of this project is developing novel organ-on-chip type tissue models with particular interest in barrier tissues (lung and skin) and liver. We are specifically interested in inclusion of immune cells in these tissue models.  The work involves use and optimisation of microfluidic devoices, primary mammalian cell culture, analytical techniques and cell-based assays including but not limited to multi-cell co-cultures, high content cell phenotyping using microscopy and flow cytometry, cytokine production and metabolite characterisation using different techniques.   

The post will be based within the School of Life Sciences and led by Professor Amir Ghaemmaghami. The candidate will be required to undertake research and day-to-day management of this research project that requires a high degree of competence in one or more of the research areas listed. An aptitude for critical thinking and a flexible approach to collaborative research is essential, since the project will interact with multiple researchers and disciplines. The successful candidate will be required to work flexibility in order to meet the demands of the project and this will play a major role in ensuring the success of the project.  

Candidates should have, or be close to completion of, a PhD in a relevant area, together with a keen interest and competency in tissue models, characterisation and their applications.

This full-time (36.25 hours per week) post is available on a fixed-term basis until 31st January 2027. Job share arrangements may be considered.

We pride ourselves on the collegial and supportive culture created by our staff. We are dedicated to creating an environment which enables both our staff to thrive and achieve their potential. Our commitment to Equality and Diversity has been recognised in the awarding of an Athena Swan Gold Award.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Amir Ghaemmaghami, amir.ghaemmaghami@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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