Job Ref: R150014
Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 Years)
Interview Date: To be confirmed
The School of Life & Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow on a 3 year BBSRC-funded grant. The project will address the molecular composition of extracellular vesicles released from cells as they undergo apoptosis and will link this structure to function. You will work within the groups of Dr Andrew Devitt & Professor Helen Griffiths (Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research Group) and Professor Yvonne Perrie (Aston School of Pharmacy).
You will be an enthusiastic and independent lab worker who will bridge the research groups in this exciting collaborative project. To maximise the outputs from this project, you will have significant experience of mass spectrometry for the identification of proteins and lipids. Ideally you will also be confident in isolation of primary human blood cells, cell culture, isolation and analysis of RNA and the analysis of cellular responses (e.g. chemotaxis and via multiplex cytokine analyses). Experience of in vivo studies on inflammation would also be valuable. You should have a sound knowledge of bioinformatics analysis of protein, lipid and miRNA studies.
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