Research Associate / Fellow Position – Pharmacy – University of Nottingham – UK

University of Nottingham
Research Associate/Fellow
Study in:UK
Deadline: 27 November 2017

Research Associate / Fellow (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Monday, 27th November 2017
Job Type
£26495 to £32548 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD).

We are currently seeking a postdoctoral scientist to join acollaborative multidisciplinary team to work on a research project funded byInnovate UK/EPSRC. The project involves printing islet cells into a wellplate-based drug testing device, and characterisation of cell viability andfunctions using various biochemical assays.

You will (a) isolate islet cells from human tissues, (b) print cells into a proprietary in vitrocell-based drug testing device, (c) characterisation of cell viability and functions using biochemical assays, (d) test potential drugs/modulators of beta cell health/proliferation for effectson the miniaturised in vitro assay.

To be suitable for this post, you are genuinely interested in in vitrodrug screening and bioprinting with a proven research track record. You have a proactive, dynamic and dedicated approach to work. You have excellent communication skills, which are evident from written reports and publications, as well as presentations and discussions. In addition, you are an effective team member.

You must have at least an upper-second class degree, a PhD awarded, submitted or close to submission in tissue engineering or related disciplines is essential and previous experience in the field of 3D bioprinting or additive manufacturing is desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term post for a period of 5 months available from 1 January 2018.

The University of Nottingham has a range of policies to promote equality and diversity in the work place which are fully supported and promoted by the School through its Equality and Diversity Committee. The School welcomes applications from all candidates and you can read more about our commitment to equality and diversity at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jing Yang (email: or tel: 0115 7484690). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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

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