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Research Associate: Cardiovascular Ex Vivo Effects of Incretins and other Peptide Hormones (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a post-doctoral Research Associate to join a collaborative project based in Cambridge at the Department of PDN, and with industry partner, MedImmune. The academic Principal Investigator for the project is Dr Andrew Murray, whose group works on mitochondrial function with a particular interest in understanding how mitochondria are altered under hypoxic conditions ( The MedImmune Co-Investigator is Dr Lutz Jermutus.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or be close to obtaining a PhD in biochemistry, physiology or a related field, and have extensive experience of working with rodents. The Research Associate must have prior experience of a) the Langendorff heart perfusion technique and b) high-resolution respirometry for the assessment of mitochondrial respiratory function. Owing to the limited time frame, the successful applicant must have a Home Office personal licence in place prior to the commencement of the project.

It would be highly desirable for the applicant to have had prior experience of academia/industry collaboration.

The post is funded by MedImmune and is available for seven months in the first instance.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 7 months 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 upload your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post.

Please quote reference PM17232 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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