Postdoctoral Research Associate, Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £38,205
02 Oct 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £36,024 to £38,205
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 27 October 2023
Interview Date: Monday 13 November 2023
Reference: 049523

Applications are invited for an exciting position of a BHF-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratories of Dr Ioannis Smyrnias, University of Surrey, and Prof Nicolas Locker, Pirbright Institute.

This a full-time, fixed-term post for 36 months and is funded by the British Heart Foundation. You will be based at the widely recognised for world-class research Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey. The Faculty provides an excellent and highly multidisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Our beautiful campus in Guildford is located just 30 miles from London with convenient road and rail connections.

About the role

You will investigate the mechanisms underlying the cardiac stress responses during development of heart failure by utilizing a range of molecular and cell biological techniques in vitro, as well as genetically-engineered disease mouse model(s) in vivo.

In particular, you will determine the relationships between mitochondrial function and cellular homeostasis under conditions of stress. You will have the opportunity to write and publish results of research studies in high impact score peer-reviewed journals and report research results at national and international conferences.

About you

Minimum qualifications are PhD in biological sciences with strong expertise in molecular, cellular, biochemical and cardiovascular biology. Prior experience in integrative cardiovascular physiology approach in mouse models, including in vivo echocardiography and pressure overload models is recommended.

Candidates should be highly motivated with excellent communication skills, and able to plan and execute work independently. 

How to apply

For more information and informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ioannis Smyrnias ( Please apply via the University website and submit a CV along with your application.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.