Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Duration
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Expectations of Academic Staff
Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence
both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future
and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full
potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and
Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an
annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and
one of the largest universities in the East of England.
About the role:
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to
join the Faculty of Science and Engineering, within the School of Life
Sciences. This British Heart Foundation-supported project, will build on
preliminary work that has shown that agonist stimulation of human platelets
results in fluctuations in the concentration of intraplatelet zinc, consistent
with a role as a secondary messenger. The project involves investigating the
mechanisms responsible for platelet zinc fluctuations, and to examine
physiological platelet responses to increased cytosolic zinc. This work will
provide a better understanding of zinc-dependent messaging in platelets, and
is likely to be of considerable influence to the regulation of platelet
signalling pathways involved in normal haemostasis and pathogenic thrombus
In this role, you'll be required to design and perform experiments, analyse
data, write primary research papers and present work at national and
international conferences. Applications for additional funding will be
strongly encouraged. Experience in undertaking applied qualitative and/or
quantitative research projects that includes data analysis and publication of
research papers is essential.
With a PhD, or PhD nearing completion within 18 months, you'll have a relevant
background in cell signalling, preferably with research experience in platelet
biology and cation signalling. You'll have experience with conventional cell
and molecular biological techniques including flow cytometry, Western
blotting, and fluorometry. A working knowledge of platelet preparation and
manipulation is desirable, and venepuncture training, or a willingness to
undertake venepuncture training is essential.
With excellent written and oral communication skills, you'll be IT literate
with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office. In addition, you'll have knowledge
of research and design methods, and will possess the ability to demonstrate
self-direction and originality when tackling and solving research problems.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and
work in the UK.
Find out more about working with us.
We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday
entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development
opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package.
Visit our benefits page for full details.
We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications
from all sections of the community. Committed to being inclusive and open
to discuss flexible working.
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person
Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills
and experience match the criteria in the person specification.