2 BHF funded PDRA positions available at the University of Sheffield

sheffield PDRA

Contract Type: Fixed term for an initial period of 2 years

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Department: School of Medicine

Location: (Hallamshire hospital, The Sheffield Medical School)

We are seeking two outstanding early-career scientists to join the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular disease, Sheffield Medical School. The posts are part of a 5-year British Heart Foundation Programme Grant awarded to Professor Paul C Evans. You will work in a well-connected team with world-leading reputations in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of atherosclerosis, an arterial disease that causes heart attack and stroke. Your work will focus on the role of endothelial cell plasticity in atherosclerosis.

You should have a PhD in Biological Science (or related area) and experience in molecular and cellular biology, transcriptome analysis and/or rodent models of disease. In addition, specific experience in endothelial or vascular biology, conditional genetic deletion or cell fate tracking in mice will be an advantage. This varied and dynamic role will offer you an opportunity to publish in high tier journals, give talks at international conferences and gain experience in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

These positions are available on a full time basis for 2 years in the first instance, with the potential for a further 3 year extension.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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