Research Assistant/Research Fellow - 13487

College of Health and Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences

Research Assistant / Research Fellow Vacancy Ref: 13487

Salary (Grade) R1 £32,212 to £42,488 per annum including London Allowance

Full time, Fixed term contract (36 months)

The Centre for Inflammation Research and Translational Medicine (CIRTM) at Brunel University London is an internationally recognised research centre directed by Professor Felicity Gavins. It is one of five research Centres within Brunel, which aim to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical translation. Programmes of research within the Centre are directed towards understanding the inflammatory and immune processes that underlie human health, disease and healing, with a focus on novel target identification for drug discovery and treatments for human disease.

We invite applications for an exciting role as an experienced Research Assistant or Research Fellow to join a group led by Professor Felicity Gavins. Professor Gavins is a Pharmacologist who specialises in the thrombo-inflammation and its resolution in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, with a particular focus on ischaemia reperfusion injury (e.g. stroke).

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists (including both clinical and non-clinical researchers) to work on a Royal Society Wolfson Foundation Funded research project to look at internationally recognised research centre directed by Professor Felicity Gavins. It is one of five research Centres within Brunel, which aim to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical translation. Programmes of research within the Centre are directed towards understanding the inflammatory and immune processes that underlie human health, disease and healing, with a focus on novel target identification for drug discovery and treatments

“Targeting the Formyl Peptide Receptors to Promote Resolution Following Cerebral Ischaemia/Reperfusion Injury (I/RI)”. The goals will be to define pathophysiological responses to cerebral I/RI in diseases such as sickle cell disease, identify anti-inflammatory loops that control the Fpr2/ALX pathway to promote resolution post I/RI and to discover prognostic biomarkers for developing neuroprotective treatments. The candidate will use novel imaging platforms (e.g. intravital microscopy) to study immune cell trafficking at a microvascular level.

Close communications will occur with other existing groups within the CIRTM, across Brunel and on a global platform.

Candidates would have obtained a PhD in Pharmacology/Physiology or a related area or attained equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience. A strong background in inflammation is necessary. Experience in in vivo models of disease, molecular biology techniques and cell isolation are essential. You should also feel comfortable in taking a leading role in designing, executing and supervising other members of the lab in carrying out necessary experiments.

The post is fixed term for three years in the first instance and will begin ASAP.

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For an informal discussion about the role and project, please e-mail felicity.gavins@brunel.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 24 April 2020

For further details and to apply please visit https://careers.brunel.ac.uk

COMMITTED TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND REPRESENTING THE DIVERSITY OF THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE


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