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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Clinical and Biomedical Sciences)

University of Exeter - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (HLS)

Location: Devon, Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £32,982 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th February 2024
Closes: 6th March 2024
Job Ref: P91321

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (HLS)

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr. Akshay Bhinge. This MRC funded post is available immediately. This MRC funded post is available from 1st March 2024 until 31st May 2027. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Bhinge in understanding the role of RNA dysregulation in motor neuron disease.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to culture and differentiate human iPSCs into motor neurons and use these for phenotypic characterizations. The candidate will also be proficient in using R for analysing RNA-seq and imaging data. Additionally, experience working with microRNAs and RNA-binding proteins is highly desirable.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification on our website for full details of this role.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26wks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

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Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. 

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