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Short info about job
Company: Aston University
Department: Aston Medical School
Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 Grade 8 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1263 8492950
Fax: +44-1241 5736206
Detail information about job Research Associate. Terms and conditions vacancy
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 12 September 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Aston Medical School (AMS) is located in the centre of Birmingham and houses the University-wide Aston Medical Research Institute (AMRI). The schools overarching vision is to be internationally recognised for excellence and distinctiveness research to deliver scientific discoveries in Translational Medicine. The core themes of the AMRI are focused on Women's Health, Cardiovascular Health, Mental Health and Regenerative Medicine. The institute provides an excellent training and multi-disciplinary environment for translational research that transforms lives, addresses local health challenges with global impact.
AMS is seeking applications from qualified candidates with expertise in the embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to join the new Regenerative Medical Centre. The research remit of this Centre focuses on cell therapy research with clinic application. Candidates with a strong background in cell, molecular biology, pharmacology, medicine are encouraged to apply.
The selected candidates will be responsible for conducting research and advancing specific programs in coordination with the AMRI and AMS strategy. The ideal candidates will be expected to be self-motivated, to work independently and work well in a multi-disciplinary environment.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Medical Science discipline. The candidate will focus on iPSC reprogramming and develop pancreatic islet derived from iPSC. Experience with tissue dissection, cell isolation and selection, cell culture, molecular cloning, PCR, QPCR, Western Blot analysis, patch clamping, confocal or multi-photon imaging, immunostaining, in-vivo glucose and insulin examination and transplantation would be desirable. Related experience in pancreas isolation and diabetic research would be preferred. In addition, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate independent, critical and innovative thinking.
Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via [email protected]