Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Centre for Microvascular Research

London, United Kingdom
£34,220 - £36,098 (Grade 4)
02 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £36,098 (Grade 4)
Location: Charterhouse Square
Closing date: 03-Nov-2019


William Harvey Research Institute

Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years

The Centre for Microvascular Research is an internationally recognised group headed by Professor Sussan Nourshargh, investigating molecular interactions that mediate and regulate inflammatory and vascular events within the microcirculation. The Centre has established expertise in the endothelial cell research using a multidisciplinary approach but with significant emphasis on the application of cutting edge imaging modalities. It offers newly refurbished laboratories, excellent facilities and is located in the heart of City of London.

Applications are invited for a BHF funded 3 year Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in a group led by Dr. Tom Nightingale working on the intracellular trafficking of endothelial storage organelles (Weibel Palade Bodies). These traffic key haemostatic proteins and pro-inflammatory adhesion molecules to sites of blood vessel injury or inflammation. The goal will be to characterize the role of novel actin dependent machinery in the regulation of this event. The candidate will use cutting edge imaging approaches including confocal and super resolution microscopy as well as biochemical assays. Close collaboration will occur with the other existing groups in the Centre for Microvascular Research. Candidates should be highly motivated and have a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular/Cellular Biology or a related area. Experience in molecular biology, and biochemistry is essential; experience in intracellular trafficking and imaging is preferable. 

The post is full-time and fixed term for 3 years. Starting salary will be in the range of £34,220 -£36,098 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. 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.  

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Tom Nightingale (

Details about the Centre for Microvascular Research and the William Harvey Research Institute can be found at:

To apply and for full job details including a job description and person specification please visit 

The closing date for applications is 03 November 2019. Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards. 

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The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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