Research Associate in Mitochondrial Biology

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

The MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (Director: Professor Judy Hirst) wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to join Professor Mike Murphy and the Mitochondrial Dysfunction group.

The successful candidate will work within a programme focussed on understanding how mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to stroke.

Recent evidence has established the deregulation of mitochondrial function in during stroke. The main goal of the project is to decipher how this occurs and to develop therapies focussed on mitochondria.

To address these fundamental questions, the post-holder will employ a range of animal physiology, classical biochemical and molecular techniques coupled with advanced imaging analysis.

The post-holder will participate in every stage of the process, from the animal models to the brain imaging and on to the tissue analysis. Finally, an important responsibility of the post-holder will be to ensure the smooth running of the lab by largely contributing to supervision of students, ensure external collaborations and establishment of new protocols for the lab.

Candidates will have a PhD in Physiology, or Molecular and Cell Biology or a related discipline and a track record of related research achievements. Significant advanced research experience in animal models of stroke, brain imaging and biochemistry is essential.

The MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit is a world-renowned centre for research. Additional information can be found at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

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Applicants should include a CV and covering letter with their application, along with contact information for two professional referees who can be contacted prior to interview.

Closing date for applications is 14 August 2020 with Interviews date to be confirmed.

Informal enquires can be made by email to Jennifer Thompson (

Please quote reference SM23472 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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