UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Life Sciences  

Location
London (GB)
Posted
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
09 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

2 x Postdoctoral Research Associate

Full time

Fixed term for 2 years 

Department: Life Sciences  
 
Salary:  £30,816 pa FTE inclusive of London Weighting Allowance 
 
We are looking for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to join our Life Sciences department as part of our engagement with Oxford Cannabinoids Technology (http://oxcantech.com). It is expected that applicants will have research interests which complement the project and will be able to assist the Principal Investigator as required and independently where necessary. 
 
Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies is a biopharmaceutical company focused on researching, developing, and licensing cannabinoid-based compounds and therapies. Its vision is to become a global leader in cannabinoid-based therapies improving the quality of life for millions of patients. The company has partnered with Prof Fulvio D’Acquisto (https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/23954/overview) for an exciting drug discovery program aimed at the identification and characterisation of novel and innovative anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory drugs of the cannabinoids family.  
 
The project is ideal for someone that is interested in developing an industrial or academic career in drug discovery and would like to deepen his/her understanding of the therapeutic benefits associated with immunomodulatory/anti-inflammatory therapies. The research plan is based on a variety of approaches and experimental systems including human and murine cells – experimental models of inflammation and immunity. For enquiries relating to this position please contact Professor Fulvio D’Acquisto (Fulvio.Dacquisto@roehampton.ac.uk
 
This is an exciting time for the University; our new £35m state-of-the art library has just opened and we are continuing to develop a number of external partnerships across the globe.  
 
We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas. ‘In the Complete University Guide 2018, Roehampton is the highest-ranked modern university in London. Modern, or new, universities are defined as those granted university status post-1992. Complete University Guide does not itself define modern universities and does not produce a separate league table in which these are ranked.’ 

The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of south-west London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching and working. 

Roehampton University is a company limited by guarantee  incorporated in England under number 5161359.  Registered office at Grove House, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PJ. An exempt charity.  
To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us. 

http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Working-at-Roehampton/  
 
The closing date for completed applications is: Wednesday 9 May 2018

It is expected that interviews will be held on: during early June 2018
 
The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.  

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