Research Associate in Cardiac Biology

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum
04 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 04/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Cardiovascular Sciences
Hours Per week : full time


In addition to traditional risks, such as smoking and obesity, the quality of our prenatal development plays a key role in determining whether we suffer heart disease. The quality of our environment in the womb is determined by the available nutrient and oxygen supply. We have shown that reductions in oxygen delivery to the unborn can increase its risk of developing heart disease later in life. We propose maladaptive cardiomyocyte calcium handling is the cellular basis for cardiac dysfunction and that treatment of hypoxic pregnancies with antioxidants can protect against this. Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Scientist to carry out the programme of work to test this hypothesis.


The position is for 3 years (full-time) from the 1st January 2019 with a pensionable salary range of £32,236 – £35,211 per annum (finalised according to experience). The post will be based primarily at the University of Manchester, but will also involve work at The University of Cambridge.

Ideal Candidate

Applicants must have; a PhD in cardiac biology or a discipline of physiology, relevant experience in coordinating projects with small animal models (such as rats) and expertise in the assessment of cardiomyocyte structure and function. Ideally, the candidate will also have advanced practical experience of cardiac cell isolation techniques, fluorescent microscopy and electrophysiology.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Gina Galli


Tel: 0161 275 7968

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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