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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

This 3 year post is to be funded by the British Heart Foundation and starting basic salary will be finalised according to qualifications and experience. The post will be based primarily at the University of Manchester (supervised by Dr Gina Galli;, but will also involve work at The University of Cambridge (supervised by Prof Dino Giussani;

In addition to traditional risks, such as smoking and obesity, the quality of our prenatal development plays a key role in determining whether we suffer heart disease. The quality of our environment in the womb is determined by the available nutrient and oxygen supply. We have shown that reductions in oxygen delivery to the unborn can increase its risk of developing heart disease later in life. We propose maladaptive cardiomyocyte calcium handling is the cellular basis for cardiac dysfunction and that treatment of hypoxic pregnancies with antioxidants can protect against this. Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Scientist to carry out the programme of work to test this hypothesis.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your full Curriculum Vitae (CV) including list of relevant publications and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Deadline for applications is Monday 01 October 2018.

Please quote reference PM16438 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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