Research Associate

London (Greater) (GB)
Grade 6, £37,412 to £42,832 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.
10 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Diabetes Research Group (DRG) at Kings College London occupies a place of national and international leadership in understanding the pathology and treatment of Type1 and 2 diabetes. The Department brings together basic scientists and clinicians to develop evidence-based strategies for prevention and treatment metabolic disease and to translate findings from basic science to improve clinical management. The DRG is currently seeking a highly motivated individual for a new Postdoctoral Associate position funded by the JDRF. This post provides an exciting opportunity to develop expertise in the fields of diabetes, glucose homeostasis and islet biology, and to advance your research skills.

The PDRA will work in the DRG in the laboratory led by Dr. Gavin Bewick in the field of diabetes, islets and gut-peptide biology. The project aims to validate a specific NPY receptor for the maintenance of beta-cell mass and health. The research platform will encompass the use of primary tissues through to models of diabetes and will utilize pharmacology, imaging and omics. The candidate will minimally have a PhD.  Evidence of a track record in islet biology research would be highly advantageous.  Applicants should also be able to demonstrate motivation, independence and a strong work ethic.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months.

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent. 

The selection process will include a panel interview.

To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.

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