Post Doctoral Research Associate

Lincoln, United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Pharmacy

Location: Lincoln
Salary: From £33,797 This post is full time, Fixed Term of 1 FTE for 36 months
Closing Date: Friday 12 February 2021
Interview Date: Thursday 04 March 2021
Reference: COS805

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Gene expression, neuroscience and diabetes.

We are seeking a full time Postdoctoral Research Associate for a Leverhulme Trust funded position to study the role of RNA binding proteins in exocytosis in both insulin producing pancreatic beta cells and neuroendocrine cells. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to work on a novel area of research which will have significant impact. 

The project is multi-disciplinary and draws upon the expertise of academics from across the UK and Europe. You will be part of the Herbert and Whitehead labs, who have long standing interests in gene expression and diabetes. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work for up to 6 months with RNA biologist, Professor Matthias Hentze (web address) at the EMBL, Heidelberg, and the potential to work with world leading experts in the fields of diabetes and neuroscience at Universities of Birmingham and Leicester. 

We are seeking candidates with a PhD (or close to completion/have equivalent experience) in a relevant subject area. You will have expertise in molecular and cellular biology and an interest in gene expression, exocytosis, diabetes or neuroscience. The role requires technical experience in gene cloning/plasmid construction, mammalian cell culture, and bacterial protein expression. It would also be of advantage if you had experience in confocal/fluorescence microscopy. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team. You will have the ability to manage your own workload effectively while maintaining the flexibility required for working in scientific environments. We are strongly supportive of postdoctoral career development, and you will be encouraged to attend meetings and participate in further training opportunities to learn new skills and techniques. 

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Terence Herbert (