Research Fellow in Cardiac Extracellular Vesicles

Surrey, United Kingdom
£34,308 to £38,592 per annum
22 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Biochemical Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £34,308 to £38,592 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 26 March 2023
Reference: 007423

Primary work place: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Line manager & Principal Investigator: Dr Patrizia Camelliti

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow position funded by the British Heart Foundation in the laboratory of Dr Patrizia Camelliti, in the Cardiovascular Section of the School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey. The aim of the project is to advance understanding of the mechanisms of cell-cell communication in the heart, with a specific focus on extracellular vesicles. The work will be conducted in collaboration with Professor Aled Clayton (Cardiff University), Dr Konstantinos Savvatis (Barts Heart Centre), and Professor John McVey (University of Surrey). The work will include functional analysis of cardiac cells/tissue and detailed analysis of extracellular vesicles cargo.

We are looking for a positive and energetic individual with experience in extracellular vesicles, cell culture, proteomics, RNA seq, bioinformatics, confocal microscopy and FACS. Experience in iPSC generation, culture and differentiation, and electrophysiological methods would constitute an advantage. Competency in data analysis and scientific writing (as evidenced by authorship of peer-reviewed publications) is fundamental. We are looking for an individual able to work and think independently as well as interact positively with colleagues and collaborators. Your PhD could be in Molecular Biology, Biosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, or related subjects. 

For more information and informal enquiries, contact Dr Patrizia Camelliti (e-mail:

This post is offered on a full time basis and is fixed-term for 30 months.

In addition to your salary, you will receive pension contributions via the Universities Superannuation Scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement, relocation assistance where appropriate, an attractive research environment, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities as well as discounted membership in the Surrey Sports Park.

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefitting from excellent rail and road connections.

Further details: Job Description

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£33,314) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£34,308).

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