Research Fellow in Skeletal Muscle Biology

University of Leeds School of Biomedical Sciences

United Kingdom

Research Fellow in skeletal muscle biology

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

You will be embedded within a vibrant and translational research team, working alongside clinicians and scientists, to better understand the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle atrophy in chronic heart failure. This project will specifically combine experiments in both humans and animal models, to investigate basic molecular mechanisms of muscle atrophy in heart failure. The successful candidate will be integrated into an internationally leading team of researchers in the areas of muscle biology ( and Dr Lee Roberts) and cardiology (Dr Sarah Calaghan and Dr Klaus Witte), linking both in vitro and in vivo molecular and functional muscle measurements. 

To apply for this role you must have a PhD (or be close to completion) in biomedical science or a closely allied discipline. You will also have a background in skeletal muscle biology, alongside strong molecular/cell biology techniques for detection of protein (western blotting) and gene expression (qPCR), with prior experience working with primary human cell culture beneficial. Prior experience handling animals and working with disease models is essential.  

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 provides more information.

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Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute: School of Biomedical Sciences
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions it is unlikely that any appointment will be made above £33,797.
Working Time: 37.5
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years from 1 April 2020)
Release Date: Friday 14 February 2020
Closing Date: Sunday 15 March 2020
Reference: FBSBM1139


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