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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Biochemist/Cell Biologist)

School of Biosciences

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £36,382 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (14/06/2022)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 12 December 2021
Interview Date:  Monday 20 December 2021
Reference:  R210489
Release Date:  Monday 15 November 2021

The post is available within the College of Health and Life Sciences. The post is available initially for a term of 6 months with the possibility of a further 6-month extension. The work undertaken will enable the postholder to gain valuable experience in Drug Development.

The appointed biochemist/cell biologist will work in a team including both biochemists and medicinal chemists which has the objective of developing novel small molecule inhibitors of Transglutaminases which can be eventually used as drugs for the treatment of chronic fibrotic disease. As a biochemist/cell biologist member of the team your duties will be involved in the biochemical and biological testing of the new potential drugs in both in vitro and cell and tissue models. 

Applicants should have at least a MRes or equivalent in Biochemistry and/or Cell biology with research laboratory experience working in a biochemistry/cell biology laboratory or a PhD in a biochemistry/cell biology area. Experience in enzyme analysis, tissue culture, statistical analysis and project reporting and ideally experience in immunochemical analysis of cells. Experience in Western blotting and high throughput enzyme assays would be an advantage, but training is available, if needed.

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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 recruitment@aston.ac.uk

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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