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Research Assistant
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF34217

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 01/01/2021

Job live date: 27/11/2020

Salary: £30,942 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Biological Sciences

Division: Biomedical Sciences

Hours per week: Full time 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term until 31/08/2025

We are seeking a Research Assistant to work on a BHF-funded Programme Grant within a team of 6 researchers.  The successful candidate will join the Reading Platelet Biology Group and will be based within our new Health and Life Sciences Building.  Key aims of this group of around 30 researchers are to develop a greater understanding of the control of platelets in health and disease, and to establish new approaches for the prevention or treatment of thrombotic disorders.  
In this project we will study platelet function in patients with cardiovascular or metabolic disease, using new techniques that will enable us to develop personalised medicine approaches for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

The successful candidate will also use a range of in vitro and in vivo techniques to study blood clotting  and thrombosis.

The position is for a fixed period of 4 years and 6 months, and is available from 1st March 2021.

You will have:
•    A degree in an appropriate area of the biomedical sciences
•    Previous research laboratory experience
•    Expertise in the use of mouse models of disease
•    Skills in cell biology research
•    Knowledge of signal transduction and its analysis
•    Confidence with data and statistical analysis
•    Ability to learn new techniques quickly and work independently
•    A proven track record through the publication of research 
•    Good communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Principal investigator / line manager

Contact name:

Prof Jon Gibbins

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 3787082

Contact email:

Interview date: TBC

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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