University of Aberdeen
An enthusiastic and skilled research fellow is sought to work within Professor Lora Heisler’s and Dr Sergiy Sylantyev’s research groups in the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. The overall aim of the Research Fellow position is to characterise brain circuits controlling food intake, body weight and insulin sensitivity with the objective of identifying novel treatment strategies to improve obesity and type 2 diabetes. The research will focus on performing metabolic phenotypic tests following gene and cell manipulations in homeostatic brain regions and circuits. The Research Fellow will work to a tight timeline to achieve the milestones, both independently and as member of a team within the project. The post requires an individual with excellent organisational and practical skills, as well as the ability to work within a research team.
The Research Fellow position is ideally suited to experienced, highly motivated post-doctoral fellows committed to a career of research, providing consistent and continuous high level intellectual and practical input to a dynamic research group. You will have a PhD in a relevant area with experience in obesity or diabetes research and evidence of results published in peer-reviewed journals. Particular skills and experience sought include stereotaxic surgery, molecular biology, histochemistry and in vivo metabolic phenotyping.
Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£34,304 – £38,587 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience.
As this post is funded by the BBSRC it will be offered for a period of 33 months.
Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.
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To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs
Job Reference Number: ROW082RXY
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 03 July 2022
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