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Research Fellow (Fixed term)

Life Sciences

Location:  UK Other
Salary:  £32,348 to £43,414 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date:  Monday 12 December 2022
Reference:  MED523222

We are looking for a vascular physiologist/placental biologist, whose expertise lies in perfusion of blood vessels, immuno-imaging and confocal microscopy, to work with Lopa Leach on a Wellcome-Leap funded project entitled “Maternal venous return from the placenta and the effect of placental and uterine contractions as potential markers of stillbirth risk”.  The overall aim of the project is to identify risk markers associated with stillbirth. This is a highly multidisciplinary project involving researchers from disciplines including life sciences, computer science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and physics. This aim of this particular role is to investigate maternal venous return pathways in the human placenta and the impact of experimentally induced altered flow on trans-placental transport of oxygen and nutrients to the baby, using an established ex-vivo dual perfusion system. 

 We believe that talented and inclusive teams deliver the highest quality research and are seeking applications from high quality candidates who enhance the diversity of our existing team.  The school is committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally under-represented in Physiology and strives to maintain an environment where people can be their authentic selves.

You will be able to carry out duties to the highest standard, and how through your experience you will:

  • Undertake original research of international excellence.
  • Supervise technicians and PhD students within the human placental team to deliver the placental venous research. 
  • Collaborate with the different teams to deliver the overall project area.
  • Prepare papers for publication in leading journals and contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences 
  • Identify opportunities and prepare proposals/applications for research grant applications. 

 We are looking for a confident, organised researcher who can evidence:

 Postdoctoral experience in vascular/placental biology in health and pregnancy complications.

  • Expert knowledge of imaging or ex vivo vascular perfusion 
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Networking, actively engaging with and valuing inter-disciplinary research.

This full-time (36.25 hour) post is available from 1st January 2023 until 30th September 2025. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Lopa Leach email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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