Vacancy ID:
9819
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Cardiovascular Sciences
Vacancy terms:
Full time or job share, fixed term contract for one year (with possibility of extension subject to further funding)
Salary details:
Grade 7 £38,205 to £44,263 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Hours per week:
37.5
24 Apr 2024
About the role

You will be joining a cutting-edge research project aimed at advancing our understanding of kidney disease through the execution of digital spatial transcriptomics, proteomics, and laser capture microdissection. This role will give you the unique opportunity to learn, apply, and become proficient in a comprehensive end-to-end pipeline, from experiment design to data analysis, within this emerging field. This role is critical in leveraging advanced technologies to uncover new insights into kidney disease pathology and potential therapeutic targets.

About you

We are looking for a candidate progressing an independent research career in renal research, with a strong background in this field. You will have a PhD in an appropriate discipline and be able to evidence either contributions to peer-reviewed journal papers or equivalent experience, for example technical report writing or software development.

You will bring substantial skills and experience in immunofluorescence, microscopy, PCR and in situ hybridisation. You will also have sound statistical and bioinformatics knowledge, with ability to program in R.

Alongside a technical and research background, you will also need to be able to work as a collegiate team member, be flexible to adapting to the changing demands of the research and show a commitment to the continuous professional development of yourself and others.

Additional information

Informal contact enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Roisin Thomas on [email protected].

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.
 
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
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