Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Marine Larval Biologist

Updated: 9 days ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 17 Sep 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Marine Larval Biologist
from £34,520 up to £42,418 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Living Systems Institute

This role will support the work of Professor Gáspár Jékely. This LSI funded post is available from the 1st of October 2017 for three years. The successful applicant will be responsible for the genetic analysis of neuropeptide signaling in the marine annelid Platynereis. The post will include the generation and analysis of knockout lines, the analysis of scRNAseq data, imaging, molecular biology, and behavioral experiments.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will have experience in marine larval biology, molecular biology, omics approaches, and gene knockout technology. The successful candidate will have relevant first author publications (preprints will be considered, manuscripts in preparation not).

What we can offer you

Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;

Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly

An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development

Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.  With a vibrant academic community (21,000+ students) we are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality.  This research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. 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.

For further information please contact Professor Gáspár Jékely at g.jekely@exeter.ac.uk

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here .

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce


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