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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

Life Sciences

Location:  UK Other
Salary:  £28,762 to £35,333 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £32348 with relevant PhD).
Closing Date:  Monday 10 April 2023
Reference:  MED081023

We are looking to recruit an individual with a background in neuroscience and or arthritis, and experience with in vivo models, ideally with an interest in the mechanisms of pain and / or arthritic diseases.  This project builds upon our previous funded research investigating the role of the resolution of inflammation in chronic osteoarthritis pain and the back-translational of clinically relevant novel targets for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain. 

This post will be embedded within the wider research team of pain researchers, including those undertaking clinical research, analytical sciences, molecular and cellular neuroscience and RNA biology.  In this role, you will use rodent models of osteoarthritis pain to address the aim of this exciting project, full training will be provided as required.  Experience of in vivo methods in rodents, including the generation of rodent models of human disease and the assessment of behavioural changes will be ideally matched to this research project.   An interest in the forward and back-translation of datasets will be of additional value, as will an interest in working in collaboration with cellular biologists on the implementation of in vitro models of neuronal sensitisation. We hope to recruit somebody who brings new skills to our project to strengthen our research team and provide new opportunities for novel ways of thinking.   

The Pain Centre Versus Arthritis at the University of Nottingham provides a vibrant environment for pain and neuroscience research, facilitating forward and back-translational studies investigating the mechanisms of osteoarthritis pain with the goal of improving the treatment of pain (see:  

Candidates must hold, be near to completion of, or studying towards a PhD or equivalent in an appropriate subject (e.g. pharmacology, neuroscience, physiology, biochemistry). Candidates should have a strong background in neuroscience research with a focus on animal models of human disease, ideally including knowledge of pain processing and mechanisms of chronic pain or arthritic disease

This role is available on a fixed term basis until 30/04/2024. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

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