Research Assistant/ Associate, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK

University of Cambridge
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Deadline: 15 January 2018

Research Assistant/ Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a British Heart Foundation-funded Research Associate post in the field of platelet activation and arterial thrombosis. The successful applicant will join Dr Matthew Harper’s research group in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. A key aim is to understand how platelet procoagulant activity is controlled during arterial thrombosis. Candidates should have a strong background in cardiovascular research and a PhD in a relevant biological subject. Experience with platelets would be advantageous. An ideal candidate would also have experience in Ca2+ signalling assays, platelet flow cytometry, in vitro models of thrombosis, or whole blood assays. We are seeking to recruit at post-doctoral level, but we will consider applicants who have recently submitted a PhD thesis. The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £31,604 – £38,863 pa and as a Research Assistant is £25,728-£29,799 with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science subjects. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented at this level in our department, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone. The closing date for applications is Thursday 15th January 2018. Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 27th January Informal enquires to Dr Matthew Harper ( Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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