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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL17639

Department: Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma, Blizard Institute
Salary: £33,615 - £39,483 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL17639
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 17-Apr-2019
Closing date: 15-May-2019

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Applications are invited for the post of Postdoc Research Assistant within the Centre for Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma in the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

Essential requirements for this post include PhD and/or equivalent professional experience, previous research experience in a relevant field, knowledge of neuroscience and/ or gastrointestinal physiology and ability to maintain accurate and up to date records.

The post holder will work with human gastrointestinal tissue and undertake research on the control of GI movements by interstitial pacemaker cells, operating with the enteric nervous system to initiate rhythmic movements of the human stomach, becoming arrhythmic during nausea. Additional research will involve molecular database mining and the biology of accommodation, pro- and retropulsion, in human stomach and colon.

The post is full time, fixed term position for 2 years. Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 - £39,483 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Gareth Sanger

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The closing date for applications is 15 May 2019

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The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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