Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter
February 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732 to £51,283
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The starting salary will be from £41,732 to £51,283 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


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

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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

This new full-time post is available from 1 March 2024 until 28 February 2028 on a fixed term basis.

The post

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead a programme of bioinformatic analyses of high- resolution imaging and transcriptomic data as part of ongoing work to explore disease pathology in Type 1 diabetes. This prestigious Steve Morgan Foundation Grand Challenge full-time funded post is available from 1st March 2024 for 4 years in the group of Professor Sarah Richardson.

Specifically, are looking for an experienced bioinformatician with experience of biological systems who is excited about the opportunity to establish pipelines to leverage new knowledge from data generated from state-of-the-art imaging platform analysis of rare pancreas bioresources.

The successful applicant will join the Islet Biology Exeter (IBEx) Group in the Exeter Centre of Excellence for Diabetes Research (EXCEED) within the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Exeter. This role will be based at the RILD (Research Innovation Learning and Development) building situated on the Royal Devon and Exeter (RD&E) Hospital site. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary team including molecular and cellular biologists, imaging specialists, and mathematicians and bioinformaticians researching different forms of diabetes.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in mathematical, computational, or systems biology, or in bioinformatics. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and lead projects as required.

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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 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 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (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

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 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 and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further Information

    For further information please contact Sarah Richardson, e-mail [email protected].

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