UE07 £36,333 – £43,155 Per Annum
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine / Deanery of Clinical Sciences / Institute for Regeneration and Repair / Centre for Reproductive Health
Full time, 35 hours per week
Fixed Term, 18 months
The Gentek lab at the University of Edinburgh Institute for Regeneration and Repair, Centre for Reproductive Health is looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to study foetal immune cell development and functions. The position will be filled in October-November 2023 for 18 months.
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The Gentek lab at the University of Edinburgh Institute for Regeneration and Repair, Centre for Reproductive Health is looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to study foetal immune cell development and functions.The post- holder will use mouse models combined with genetic fate mapping, high- dimensional flow cytometry, confocal imaging and (single cell) transcriptomics to examine fetal mast cells.
Your skills and attributes for success:
A reliable teamplayer
Curious and driven
Committed to scientific discovery and integrity
Keen on becoming a part of a dynamic young research team
Experience in decision making and problem solving
Ability to communicate effectively
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As a valued member of our team you can expect:
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.
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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.
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About the Team
The MRC-Centre for Reproductive Health (MRC-CRH; Director, Professor Jeffrey Pollard) at the University of Edinburgh has the largest concentration in the UK of scientists who study reproductive health, from basic biology to clinical translation. It is one of the leading Centres in reproductive health in the world and is a trusted source for this research globally.
MRC CRH conducts fundamental and applied research that aims to develop novel treatments for the major unmet needs in reproductive disorders and to exploit impacts of this research across medicine. The internationally competitive research activity of reproductive scientists based within the Centre is augmented by clinical activities based within the adjacent Royal Infirmary and Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health. The Centre provides an unrivalled environment for training and has a strong track record in public engagement and knowledge exchange.
A central mission is “to gain fundamental understanding of the impact of reproductive processes and their pathologies on the entire life-span of males and females: to use this knowledge to improve human health from birth to old age and to provide leadership in training and public engagement in reproductive health“. This vision is currently enabled by 4 programmatic groupings: 1. Reproductive Resilience, Proliferation, Differentiation and Repair 2. Reproductive system cancers: aetiology, pathogenesis and therapy 3. Optimizing life-long health through pregnancy and perinatal interventions 4. Immune-Endocrine interactions in Reproductive Health.
We aim to maintain the prestige and world-wide reach of the Centre and to develop new programmes, building upon our strong bench to bedside ethos to continue to be relevant to emerging challenges. These include the need to optimise reproductive health globally, and the increase in multi-morbidities related to issues in reproductive health.