Research Fellow - Human Nutrition & Metabolism

University of Southampton

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£29,799 to £36,613 Pro rata per annum

27 Nov 2017
31 Dec 2017

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Reference number: 928917AF

Research Fellow, Human Nutrition & Metabolism

Part Time (0.5 FTE) Fixed Term for 18 months

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the Nutrition and Metabolism Group, Human Development and Health Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine.This post forms part of the Immunometabolism Group led by Dr Jaswinder K. Sethi and is funded by The Wellcome Trust. Our research interests focus on elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which immune-derived signals impact on energy metabolism. To do this we use a range of unique genetically modified in vitro and in vivo models of obesity and inflammation as applied to metabolic health and disease. 

The post-holder's responsibilities will include helping in the day-to-day running of the lab, to perform routine assays and to support lab members in their research experiments. Hence, we are seeking a individual with experience and interests in a broad range of methodologies including animal handling/breeding/cryopreservation/rederivation, cell culture, molecular techniques, transcriptomics, immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy. Knowledge in the areas of in stock control and general lab management would be valuable. Where necessary, training can be provided. 

The successful candidate will have a BSc (Hons) or equivalent in the fields of Physiology, Immunology, Biochemistry or related discipline. Applications are welcome from candidates, who are looking to return to active research after a career break, or are working towards and nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. 

This post is funded by Wellcome Trust and is for 18 months in the first instance. It is based at the Institute of Developmental Sciences.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Jaswinder Sethi,

This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who hold a PhD or equivalent qualification, or in the case of candidates who already have at least one relevant research paper accepted for publication, who have submitted a PhD thesis for the examination of the degree of PhD and are preparing for an examination by viva. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon award of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.


Application Procedure

Please apply via the apply online button below. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 928917AF on all correspondence.

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