Research Associate in Molecular Basis of Human Insulin Resistance

University of Cambridge Institute of Metabolic Science

United Kingdom

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available within the group of Professor David Savage at the Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS). We are seeking an postdoctoral scientist for a position investigating the molecular basis of altered adipocyte function and human insulin resistance.

You will join a program which broadly aims to better understand the molecular basis of human insulin resistance. As well as studying humans themselves we use a broad range of experimental model systems (yeast, drosophila, mice) and techniques. We are keen to identify a highly motivated researcher with a first class publication record and a variety of relevant skills including in cell and molecular biology, and protein chemistry. Bioinformatic skills would be a significant asset.

In addition to performing experimental work you will:

  • Present research work and data within the Institute, nationally and internationally and prepare and submit research for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Assist in providing instruction to graduate students and other members of the research group in the cellular imaging techniques
  • Assist the Principal Investigators in preparation of manuscripts and proposals/applications to funding bodies.

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

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Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 11th November 2020

Please quote reference RG24397 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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