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
Principal investigator / line manager
Prof Jon Gibbins
+44 (0)118 3787082
Interview date: TBC
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