Research Fellow - Retinal Cell Biology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Jun 2024

23 May 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Research Field

Biological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Established Researcher (R3)
Country

United Kingdom
Application Deadline

11 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Other
Job Status

Full-time
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £34,980 to £37,099 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 3 years
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 June 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2606624FC-2R

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and capable postdoctoral researcher to join the Retinal Cell Biology Lab led by Dr Jörn Lakowski at the University of Southampton. The successful candidate will join the multidisciplinary Faculty of Medicine’s Vision Group, composed of both basic scientists and clinicians, providing a rich environment for exciting professional and personal development. Supported by the research charity Retina UK, this translational research project will utilize innovative technologies in the area of human pluripotent stem cell derived retinal organoid cultures and transcriptomics. The post holder will work on a collaborative project seeking to understand the molecular mechanisms of cone photoreceptor death in retinitis pigmentosa. The post will be funded until 30/04/2027 in the first instance. 

Candidates should have a PhD (or about to be awarded) in a relevant area and a BSc/MSc in a related life science subject (e.g. developmental cell biology/genetics). A background or strong interest in mammalian cellular and developmental biology is essential. The candidate will have robust skills in molecular biology techniques as well as experience in pluripotent stem cell culture, retinal organoid differentiation, histology, flow cytometry and confocal microscopy. Experience with using the programming language R is desirable. The candidate must have excellent organisational, communication and problem solving skills.  

Evidence of a successful track-record in research and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team is required. 

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title Senior Research Assistant will be given.

 For further information please contact:  Dr Jörn Lakowski  ([email protected] )

Application Procedure

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected] . Quote the advert reference 2606624FC on all correspondence. 


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Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Country
United Kingdom
City
Southampton
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Where to apply
Website

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/373423/research-fellow-ret…

Contact
City

Southampton

STATUS: EXPIRED

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