Research Fellow in Platelet Biology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £35,333 per annum
13 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £35,333 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 36 months
Closing Date:  Monday 10 October 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1968122CM

The Biomedical Microfluidics group is based in the Life Sciences Building in Southampton and has a strong track record of developing methods for single-cell biology to enable biological discovery. The lab has a keen interest in understanding the nature and consequences of platelet heterogeneity.

An exciting opportunity now presents itself for a postdoctoral Research Fellow to investigate platelet adaptation in response to inflammation and infection, with the view to characterize platelet sub-populations driving thrombosis. This cutting-edge interdisciplinary project is in close collaboration with clinical and biomedical scientists, and builds upon recent and pivotal advances from the group (Jongen et al, Commun Biol, 2020, Vallejo et al, iScience, 2021, Jongen et al, Cell Mol Bioeng, 2021, Heemskerk & West, Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 2022).  

The post-holder will possess expertise in one or more of platelet biology, flow cytometry, (single-cell) RNA-Seq, microfluidics, microscopy and phlebotomy. As required, time will be dedicated for learning new methods. These skills will be used to investigate platelet adaptation in response to priming and consequences for thrombosis propensity. 

You will be motivated, educated to PhD* level in a relevant subject area and ideally have practical laboratory experience of platelet biology and flow cytometry, and may also have experience with droplet microfluidics and NGS, including single-cell RNA Seq.  

*Soon to graduate PhD candidates are encouraged to apply too. 

The position is full-time and for 36 months in the first instance. The start date is flexible but the successful candidate is expected to be in post by 1st December 2022 at the latest. Please visit to apply. For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Jonathan West (

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1968122CM on all correspondence.

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