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Post Doctoral Research Associate

School of Pharmacy

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £34,304 per annum
Please note, this post is full time and fixed term for 14 months.
Closing Date:   Wednesday 22 December 2021
Interview Date:   Friday 28 January 2022
Reference:  COS858

We are seeking a full time Postdoctoral Research Associate for a Diabetes UK funded position to study the role of RNA binding proteins in insulin secretion. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work on a novel area of research which will have significant impact. You will be integral part of Professor Herbert's research group, a group that have long-standing interests in gene expression, beta-cell biology, and diabetes. You will also have the opportunity to work for up to 6 months with beta-cell biologist Professor David Hodson at the University of Oxford where you will use sophisticated imaging techniques.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or close to completion/have equivalent experience) in a relevant subject area. They will have expertise in cellular biology and microscopy, and have an active interest in one or more of the following: diabetes, gene expression, exocytosis, and beta-cell biology. They must also have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team. It is essential that the candidate is able to manage their own workload efficiently while maintaining the flexibility required for working in scientific environments.

We are strongly supportive of postdoctoral career development and you will be encouraged to attend meetings and participate in further training opportunities to learn new skills and techniques.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Terence Herbert 

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