University of Bristol (UoB)

Research Associate

University of Bristol (UoB)

Bristol, United Kingdom

Research Associate

Job number ACAD104526

Division/School – Bristol Medical School

Contract type – Fixed Term Contract

Working pattern – Full time

Salary £33,797 – £38,017 per annum

Closing date for applications 29-Mar-2020

The University of Bristol is seeking a Research Associate to work with Dr Foster and team developing new therapeutic agents for diabetic kidney disease. This project is funded by an MRC Confidence in Concepts award. The primary aim is to lead to larger translational grant applications and industry investment to carry this therapy to the clinic.

The role will include tissue culture work with glomerular endothelial cells and in vitro expression systems. mRNA and protein quantification will be carried out in the form of qPCR, Western blotting and ELISAs. Mouse models of type 1 diabetes will be used (Streptozotocin). In vivo techniques such as urine collection, i.v. injection, blood extraction and cardiac perfusion will be carried out. An ex vivo glomerular albumin permeability assay will be used on glomeruli isolated from mouse kidneys.

For informal queries, please contact Becky Foster – 0117 331 3165, Becky.Foster@bristol.ac.uk

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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.