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Aston Prize Fellowship

Life & Health Sciences

Salary:  £32,548 to £38,833 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 16 July 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R180312

This Prize Fellowship is aimed at early research career individuals of the highest potential who have begun to establish a reputation for the quality of their research at the forefront of their discipline. 

We seek a highly motivated individual to join the School of Life and Health Sciences to translate our discovery of AQP4 regulation into a treatment for cytotoxic CNS oedema by generating a drug discovery platform based on our understanding of the regulation of membrane water permeability. The Aston Prize Fellow will work in concert with Professor Roslyn Bill and her team to drive the research forward by undertaking high quality research activities within an established research programme. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be able demonstrate significant research experience in molecular biology, protein chemistry and both cellular and in vitro models of aquaporin regulation.

This Fellowship is offered for 2 years. During that period, the Fellow will be supported to obtain a personal fellowship or other funding prior to moving to an open ended academic contract. We encourage informal discussions of the post before the interview; please contact: Professor Roslyn Bill ( 

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