Research Associate -School of Biochemistry
The successful candidate will join team of researchers in Bristol and Manchester investigating how circadian influences impact on inflammatory cells and other cell lineages at sites of tissue damage to regulate collagen deposition and wound repair in zebrafish. Experiments will include live-imaging, molecular biology, FACS and transcriptomic analysis. The work will contribute to a 5-year UKRI-BBSRC-funded sLoLa project entitled “Opportunities to modulate extracellular matrix secretion and assembly for long term health”. The primary “home” for this researcher will be the laboratories of Professor Paul Martin, Bristol (http://www.bris.ac.uk/biochemistry/people/paul-b-martin/index.html), David Stephens, (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/biochemistry/people/david-j-stephens/overview.html) and Dr. Chrissy Hammond (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/phys-pharm/people/chrissy-l-hammond/overview.html) but they will be expected to undertake short-term secondments in other collaborative labs, including that of Professor Qing-Jun Meng in Manchester (www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/qing-jun.meng.html)
The successful applicant will join a close-knit and enthusiastic research team. The role will involve the day-to-day running of the project, performing a range of research tasks and assisting with training and supervision of postgraduate members of the lab.
A PhD (awarded or imminent) in a biological or biomedical science is essential and the successful candidate should have prior knowledge of tissue repair/regeneration or inflammation and experience of live imaging or working with tissue samples. Previous experience working with zebrafish is highly desirable but not essential. The successful applicant will be highly organised, eager to learn new skills and to interact with a broad range of colleagues.
For informal enquiries please contact Professor Paul Martin, email@example.com.
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.