Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter
December 14, 2022
Offerd Salary:£31,411
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The starting salary will be from £31,411 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

This full time, post is available immediately for 3 years in the first instance and will support the work of Profs Jon Brown and Jon Mill

The post

The successful applicant will carry out and analyse electrophysiological experiments and have experience of working with experimental rodents. Furthermore, the successful applicant will assist Profs Brown and Mill in preparing new joint research grants and commercial activities.

The post will include supporting ongoing research activities using experimental rodents. An important part of the post will be to assist Profs Brown and Mill in developing new joint research grants and commercial activities.

About you

The successful applicant will:

  • be able to present information on research progress and outcomes
  • communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies
  • possess a relevant PhD (be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study
  • able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes
  • be able to carry out and analyse in vitro and/or ex vivo (tissue slice) electrophysiology experiments and be prepared to work with experimental rodents
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).

    Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Prof Jon Brown, or (01392) 725504.

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