Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow in Genetics and Biology of Diabetes

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Nov 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated PDRA or PDRF to join Professor Inês Barroso’s research team in at the Exeter Centre of Excellence for Diabetes Research (EXCEED). This full time post is available on a fixed term basis for 3 years to start as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently and be interested in leveraging genetic and genomic data to gain new insights into the biology of type 2 diabetes and related glycaemic traits. We are a team focused on identifying aetiological factors underlying type 2 diabetes and related traits, we use large-scale genetic and genomic datasets to gain insights into causal pathways. The successful applicant will work on a portfolio of projects relating to type 2 diabetes.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City . In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave  (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Inês Barroso, Professor of Diabetes, email ines.barroso@exeter.ac.uk .


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