Senior Research Associate - School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
07 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Research Associate

Job number  ACAD103184
Division/School   School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Contract type   Open ended contract staff
Working pattern   Full time
Salary   £36,613 - £41,212 per annum
Closing date for applications  08-Apr-2018
Location: Bristol, UK
A Senior Research Associate position  is available in the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, to investigate the effects of environmental pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; PAHs) on ion channels in the heart.  This position arises as part of a British Heart Foundation funded collaborative project between the universities of Manchester (Dr Holly Shiels) and Bristol (Prof Jules Hancox and Dr Chris Dempsey).  Acute exposure to air pollution is associated with a range of adverse cardiovascular events including heart attacks, strokes, and irregular heart rhythms, particularly in people already at risk for these conditions. The mechanisms of cardiotoxicity are complex and can be attributed in part, to nanoparticles containing PAHs. The research aims to identify and elucidate ion channel-PAH interactions that may mediate unwanted effects on the heart.
To undertake this work you should have a strong interest and practical experience in electrophysiology/ion channel biology.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 8 April 2018.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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