Research Associate

Job Description

Applications are invited from outstanding early-career scientists for a Postdoctoral Research Associate post working with Professor Albert Ong (Academic Nephrology Unit) on an exciting project to develop new treatments for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

ADPKD is the major genetic disease leading to kidney failure in man and affects around 1 in 1000 people. In the UK, around 70,000 patients are affected and around 8-9 million individuals globally. The project will examine promising links between primary cilia and cell-adhesion signalling in the regulation of cell metabolism in ADPKD.

The scientific goals of these experiments are to clarify the molecular basis of cyst formation or expansion and to identify candidate molecules or pathways suitable for clinical translation.

The post would suit an ambitious and talented individual wishing to apply for a subsequent independent fellowship funding award.

The post will provide an excellent opportunity to undertake high quality cutting-edge research with one of the world’s leading researchers in the field. We are looking for a passionate, creative and ambitious early career researcher with a strong interest in translational research and a solid proven background in cell biology, molecular biology, protein biochemistry and bioinformatics. Prior experience in methods used to study cellular metabolism in vitro and in vivo would be an advantage.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance. You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen