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Research Fellow

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32,548.00 - 35,550.00  per year



Aberdeen UK


Full time

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Oct 17, 2017

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UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MEDICAL SCIENCES AND NUTRITION INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH FELLOW IMS092R The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Research Fellow in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health to undertake a project funded by Diabetes UK. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of basic scientists specialising in diabetes and obesity research with specific emphasis on nutritional approaches to healthy ageing, endocrinologists, cardiologists and immunologists. You will deliver a project funded by Diabetes UK, investigating the role of macrophage PTP1B in wound healing in diabetes. Throughout the project the appointed candidate will utilise a range of skills and techniques including wound healing in vivo and in vitro, genetic manipulations in primary cells and in vivo models, nutritional dietary interventions, pharmacological assays, molecular biology and biochemistry expertise, cell culture, flow cytometry and imaging techniques. It is essential that the candidate holds a valid Home Office personal licence (PIL) for in vivo work. You will be based at the Institute of Medical Sciences, at the University of Aberdeen medical campus.  This position is ideally suited for an early postdoc position (within 3 years post PhD) or a newly awarded PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Physiology, Endocrinology, Biochemistry, Immunology or Molecular Biology, with experience in culturing primary macrophages (mouse and human), personal PIL holder, and wound healing experimental (in vivo and in vitro) analysis skills.  It is essential that the candidate will have a proven track record of 1st author publications, in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals, from their PhD work.  As this post is funded by Diabetes UK it will be offered for a period of 24 months.  This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.  Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 6 (£32,548 to £35,550 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof Mirela Delibegovic ( Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Reid, HR Adviser, for further information on this. To apply online for this position visit  Job Reference Number: IMS092R. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 15th November 2017  Promoting Diversity and Equal Opportunities throughout the University

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