Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term) in Department of Medical Science & Graduate Entry Med University of Nottingham, Department of Medical Science & Graduate Entry Med United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)


Closing Date
Friday, 14th December 2018

Job Type

Medical Science & Graduate Entry Med

£27025 to £39609 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post based at the Royal Derby Hospital Centre, which offers easy access to the Peak District. The successful candidate will join the Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine. It is the largest of 11 Divisions within the University of Nottingham School of Medicine. The Division was established in August 2007,employs >100 staff (biomedical scientists, healthcare professionals, educationalists, clinical academics, administrative & technical staff) & delivers several educational programmes. The Division currently has>70 MD/PhD students.


The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out BBSRC funded studies on understanding the molecular basis and consequences of spaceflight induced alterations to C. elegans muscle. The main duties include independently designing and conducting genetic, pharmacologic, nutritional, and biochemical experiments upon C. elegans. This includes interpreting results, planning and conducting follow on experiments, maintaining cultures and supplies, diagnosing and correcting problems with equipment and procedures, and accurate completion of documentation. The successful candidate will also be expected to train students and participate in outreach and events.


Candidates must have a PhD or evidence of a PhD within one year of taking up the post. Candidates must also be able to self-manage experiments and train others in laboratory techniques.


The ideal candidate will have experience with spaceflight,–omics approaches, microfluidic devices for C. elegans, and liquid cultivation of C. elegans.


This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 22 months. Appointment to a third year may be possible subject to agreement to funding from the UK Space Agency.


This post requires working hours and days as dictated by internationally based experiments (e.g. irregular hours and days will be required). The ideal candidate will be eligible to work in the US (possiblyColorado, Texas, and Florida).


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nathaniel Szewczyk, tel: 01332 724615 or email NATHANIEL.SZEWCZYK@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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