Postdoctoral Research Associate
Application closing date: 12/06/2017
Salary: The starting salary will be from £28,452 up to £32,958 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
This new full-time post is available from 1st July 2017 on a fixed term basis until 28th February 2019.
We wish to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to participate in a Diabetes UK-funded research project that is investigating the role of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT) molecules in the aetiology of type 1 diabetes.
The project will focus on STAT6 and will investigate the role of this protein in mediating cytoprotection to cytokines such as interleukin-4 and interleukin-13 in pancreatic beta cells maintained in tissue culture. A range of molecular approaches will be employed to modify STAT6 signalling and to manipulate its expression and the effects of these manoeuvres on target gene transcription and downstream signalling studied.
The successful applicant will develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
Applicants will possess a PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a relevant field of study. The successful applicant will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. They must be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and contribute fully to team goals. Applicants will have an excellent training including, ideally, experience in techniques relevant to molecular and cell biology, immunohistochemistry and/or confocal microscopy.
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The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days (inclusive of bank holidays and closure days) leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, free yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website (www.exeter.ac.uk/thesouthwest) for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.