Job reference: SRF31872
Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing date: 14/04/2020
Job live date: 17/03/2020
Salary: £30,942 - £34,804 per annum
Employment type: AR-Research
Department: School of Biological Sciences
Division: Biomedical Sciences
Hours per week: Full time
Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term up to 15 months
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a BHF funded project to investigate the molecular mechanisms that regulate the functions of platelets in thrombosis and haemostasis. The successful candidate will join the Reading Platelet Biology Group. The key aims of this group of >35 researchers is to develop a greater understanding of the control of platelets in health and disease, and to develop new approaches for the prevention or treatment of thrombotic disorders.
In this project we will explore the mechanisms that allow gap junction proteins to control the functions of platelets. The successful candidate will also use a range of in vitro and in vivo techniques to study haemostasis and thrombosis.
The position is for a fixed period of up to 15 months, and is available from 1st August.
You will have: • A PhD in an appropriate area of the biomedical sciences • Expertise in cell and molecular biology research • Expertise in the use of mouse models of disease • Expertise in fluorescence microscopy • Knowledge of signal transduction • 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 • Preferably previous experience of cardiovascular or platelet research
Informal contact details
Principal investigator / line manager
Prof Jon Gibbins
+44 (0)118 3787082
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