Location: Camden (King’s Cross, London)
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 29 November 2023
Interview Date: Friday 08 December 2023
An exciting opportunity is available within the Skeletal Biology and Cardiovascular research groups working with Dr Chavaunne Thorpe, Dr Liz Finding and Professor Caroline Wheeler-Jones. The successful candidate will work on an innovative project titled “Defining the contribution of microvascular cells to tendon health and ageing” which will bring together expertise in tendon and vascular biology research to establish the role of vascular cells in tendon and establish ageing changes that contribute to increased risk of tendon injury.
You will utilise bioinformatics and imaging approaches to characterise tendon vascular cell populations and identify how they are affected by ageing. Additionally, you will implement cell sorting technologies to isolate tendon vascular cells and establish the effect of modulating senescence-related pathways. The project provides an opportunity to gain training in vascular cell biology, signalling pathway modulation and functional cell assays.
This is a 3 year post, funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the successful applicant will join a vibrant team of researchers working in state-of-the art laboratories at the The Royal Veterinary College, Camden campus.
- Competitive and attractive pension package
- Generous 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and concessionary days)
- On site café and restaurant
- Free membership to the on site gym
- Cycle to work scheme
- A range of family friendly policies, including adoption, maternity and paternity pay and leave
Candidates applying require a PhD in cell biology or related discipline. Previous experience in working with tendon and/or vascular derived cells is desirable but not essential. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Chavaunne Thorpe ([email protected]) for an informal discussion.
We promote equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and welcome applications from all sections of the community.