Research Associate

London (Greater) (GB)
Grade 6 £38,304 to £42,652 per annum, inclusive of £3,500 per annum London Allowance
31 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust to investigate the regulation of contraction in the heart. We recently discovered a new class of regulatory mechanism that mediates the fast autoregulatory responses of the heart, and this project aims to discover how those mechanisms work on the timescale of the heartbeat. We expect the results to be transformative for understanding the regulation of the healthy heart and for development of new therapies for heart disease. The post-holder will be primarily responsible for developing new assays and protocols to mimic the heartbeat in permeabilised heart muscle cells, to determine the dynamics of the regulatory changes in the contractile filaments that control cardiac output.

The successful candidate is likely to have a PhD in physiology, pharmacology or a related subject, strong experimental and quantitative analytical skills, and an interest in a developing a career in cardiovascular research. Training in the relevant methods will be provided.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 5 years.

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

The selection process will include a panel interview.

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