Bristol Renal has an opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an industry-funded project investigating the role of endothelin in endothelial glycocalyx damage in nephrotic syndrome. This post under the supervision of Prof Simon Satchell and Dr Becky Foster, based in the internationally renowned Bristol Renal research group, which is part of the Bristol Heart Institute, one of Bristol University’s two biomedical flagship research institutes.
What will you be doing?
This post is funded to advance our work on the endothelial glycocalyx and its role nephrotic syndrome and particularly to understand the role of endothelin in glycocalyx damage in this context. The post holder will conduct experiments with human cell and tissue samples, and with rat models of nephrotic syndrome, and will analyse glycocalyx in a variety of samples including blood, urine and tissue using a range of techniques established in Bristol Renal. In addition the post holder will also assist other staff working on complementary projects.
You should apply if
- You have proven experience in laboratory-based research
- You have good knowledge of laboratory practice
- You have the ability to learn and develop new techniques
- You have background in glycocalyx research
- You have experience with working with rats
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.