Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Edinburgh
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
UE07: £35,333 – £42,155 per annum
CMVM/ Deanery of Clinical Sciences/ Centre for Cardiovascular Science
Fixed-term for 36 months
Full-time: 35 hrs/week
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join the Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity Theme at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science.
The Opportunity :
he postholder will work on a number of cell therapy projects under the guidance of Professor Shareen Forbes investigating translational projects in islet transplantation for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. There will be a particular focus on optimising islet transplantation through the use of cellular therapies and microparticles in preclinical animal models so as to improve islet engraftment and long term function of islet grafts.
Your Skills and Attributes for Success :
PhD in biomedical discipline
Excellent knowledge and previous relevant practical research experience in molecular biology and cell biology.
A current animal licence or recent previous animal license with previous experience in working with rodents for is essential.
Experience of common imaging and related analysis software used in cell biology.
Practical experience working in a standard scientific academic (or commercial) research laboratory
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What Working at Edinburgh University Offers :
We offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.
The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.
Right to Work
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The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.
About the Team
The Centre for Cardiovascular Science (Head of Centre, Professor Andrew Baker) is a world-leading centre of excellence that integrates discovery, translational and clinical cardiovascular research to transform the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with heart and circulatory diseases.
We are working with local, national and international partners and funders to develop solutions to our research challenges with regional and global impact.
Research in the CVS is investigator-led. CVS has 50 principal investigators leading research across four themes: Metabolism Obesity & Diabetes (MOD), Hypertension & Renal (HART), Cardio-metabolic Imaging (CINEMA), and Coronary & Valvular Heart Disease.
The technologies employed within CVS span basic molecular and cell biology, to model organisms (flies, fish, rodents), to clinical trials. The ethos in the CVS is that, whatever their background, investigators can use our network of collaboration and training to deliver fundamental discoveries and implement them in translational research.
CVS hosts two British Heart Foundation research centres: the Centre of Research Excellence (REA3) and the Centre for Vascular Regeneration (CVR).
To find out more, visit https: // www. ed.ac.uk/cardiovascular- science/research/cvs-bhf-centres/bhf-centre-of-research-excellence