Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Marine Larval Biologist

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Biological Sciences,Zoology,Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Short info about job

Company: University of Exeter

Department: Living Systems Institute

Salary: £34,520 to £42,418 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1425 8091400

Fax: +44-1575 1205993

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Marine Larval Biologist. Terms and conditions vacancy

This role will support the work of Professor Gáspár Jékely. This LSI funded post is available from the 1st of October 2017 for two years. The successful applicant will be responsible for the genetic analysis of neuropeptide signaling in the marine annelid Platynereis. The post will include the generation and analysis of knockout lines, the analysis of scRNAseq data, imaging, molecular biology, and behavioral experiments.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will have experience in marine larval biology, molecular biology, omics approaches, and gene knockout technology. The successful candidate will have relevant first author publications (preprints will be considered, manuscripts in preparation not).

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research.
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly.
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development.
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.  With a vibrant academic community (21,000+ students) we are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality. This research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

For further information please contact Professor Gáspár Jékely at [email protected]

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

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