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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cardiovascular / Cell Biology
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF30476

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 22/10/2019

Job live date: 24/09/2019

Salary: £30,942 - £35,845 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy

Division: Pharmacy

Hours per week: Full time

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term up to 3 years

Applications are invited for a 3 year Postdoctoral Research Associate position to investigate the impact of pro-resolution mediators in the control of thromboinflammatory responses. The post holder will be a member of the Dr Vaiyapuri’s laboratory, within the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research and the School of Pharmacy but will work closely with the other five platelet biology groups within the University of Reading, as well as external collaborators from various academic institutions.

As a leading worldwide cause of death, cardiovascular disease is the focus of much current research.  With poor or inappropriate platelet regulation being one of the primary causes of arterial thrombosis, platelet biology is an exciting and dynamic field within cardiovascular biology.

This project funded by the British Heart Foundation will investigate the impact of pro-resolution mediators in the control of thromboinflammatory responses using a range of in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo approaches.

You will have:
-    PhD in relevant areas of biomedical sciences 
-    Expertise in cell and molecular biology research (experience in the platelet biology field is highly desirable)
-    Familiarity with techniques such as flow cytometry, protein biochemistry, and confocal and intravital microscopy
-    Experience of subject recruitment and phlebotomy  
-    Ability to produce and analyse high quality experimental data
-    Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral), both within a team and to others
-    Published peer reviewed research articles in high impact journals.

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Principal Investigator

Contact name:

Dr Sakthivel Vaiyapuri

Contact phone:

+44 118 378 8015

Contact email:

s.vaiyapuri@reading.ac.uk

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

 

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