Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Cell Biology

University of Leeds

United Kingdom


Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in cardiovascular cell biology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

This post is available to work as a Post-doctoral Research Associate on a Heart Research UK-funded research project, within the School of Biomedical Sciences. The research aims to extend the repertoire of approaches for disease diagnosis to include the active recovery of protein biomarkers from tissues. It will exploit a method that we have developed which biopsies cells without killing them. This project will use the new technique to collect proteins from cells early in disease progress, to see if they can be used as ‘biomarkers’ to assess when cells have been changed by disease, and track changes as disease develops. The project will use tissue samples obtained from a mouse model of diabetes mellitus, which will be sampled using our newly-developed method (application of styrene maleic acid).
You should have completed your PhD (or be close to completion after successful viva) in physiology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences or a closely-linked discipline. You should have experience in some of the following techniques: tissue isolation, protein isolation, Western blotting, immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, mass spectrometry and a strong background in cardiac/vascular cell biology or biochemistry is highly desirable

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Andrew Smith, Lecturer
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9804, email: 

Professor John Colyer, Professor of Biotechnology
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3124, email: 

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