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Research Fellow – Full-time (Fixed Term) at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), University of Birmingham
13 Feb 2018

Location: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Salary: £29,799 - £38,832

Closing Date: 8 March 2018

Post Duration: 36 months

University of Birmingham are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join Prof. David Hodson’s research group at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), University of Birmingham. The project, funded for 36 months by a Diabetes UK Research Grant, seeks to understand how stress hormones (termed glucocorticoids) influence beta cell function and insulin release, and how this may interact with obesity To do this, we will combine mouse metabolic phenotyping with cutting-edge imaging and transcriptomic analyses applied directly to rodent and human islets. The overarching aim will be to tease apart glucocorticoid action upon the beta cell during type 2 diabetes, a debilitating condition that affects 10% of adults worldwide.

Person Specification

• First degree in biology, biomedical science, biochemistry, or similar with a higher degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. metabolism, diabetes or neuroscience). 
• Practical experience of relevant techniques required for the post. 
• Positive service attitude and shows courtesy in dealing with others. 
• Ability to organise and manage own work load after consultation with supervisor and demonstrate flexibility in terms of work practices/requirements. 
• Ability to work as part of a team but to perform under minimum supervision. 
• Flexibility to work on-site at collaborators in the UK and EU. 
• Awareness of current relevant H&S policies. 
• Proficiency in commonly used software packages. 

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