Research Associate - Faculty of Life Sciences

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Closing Date
25 Nov 2021
£34,304 - £38,587 per annum
University of Bristol

The role

Applications are invited for a 15-month post-doctoral research associate position at the University of Bristol. The project is funded by the BHF and will build on previous work published by the Richardson lab on tissue regeneration in adult zebrafish. The project aims to further identify the roles of the multifunctional cytokine Osteopontin during cardiac tissue repair and regeneration. This project represents an opportunity to utilise well-established models and multiple tools within the lab to answer important questions about the control of immune cell function during natural regeneration of the heart.


What will you be doing?

The successful applicant will join a close-knit and enthusiastic research team all working on aspects of tissue repair and regeneration. The role will involve the day-to-day running of the project in collaboration with the PI, performing a range of research tasks (including animal work, ex vivo tissue culture, FACS, molecular techniques), writing manuscripts, presenting at meetings and conferences and assisting with training and supervision of postgraduate members of the lab.


You should apply if

A PhD (awarded or imminent) in a biological or biomedical science and experience of microscopy is essential. The successful candidate should have prior experience of either working with zebrafish or tissue culture. Knowledge of tissue repair/regeneration and experience of live imaging, molecular techniques and flow cytometry would be highly desirable. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, eager to learn new skills and willing to interact with a broad range of colleagues.