Senior Research Associate (RA1921)

University of East Anglia
BIO - Sch of Biological Sciences

Closing Date
WorkplaceNorwich, East of England, UK
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Senior Research Associate (RA1921)

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REF: RA1921

Full-Time/Fixed-Term Until December 2022

£34,304 - £40,927 per annum

The Project: purinergic signalling in human adipose-derived stem cell endocrine function.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated research associate to undertake research on human white adipose tissue function in health and disease in a British Heart Foundation funded study. The project will focus on the role of purinergic signalling via P2X and P2Y receptors in controlling adipose tissue endocrine function. Specifically, how activation of purinergic receptors controls expression and release of inflammatory cytokines and adipokines in human adipose-derived stem cells.

The project will require isolation and culture of stem cells from human adipose tissue provided in collaboration with the Norfolk & Norwich University hospital. The researcher will use pharmacological approaches to quantify cytokine/adipokine secretion by western blot, ELISA and protein arrays in response to purinergic receptor activation. The post holder will take a lead role in experimental work, analysis and reporting, and will work in collaboration with a Clinical Research Nurse for tissue provisional and collection of anonymous patient information.

The researcher will join a lively and internationally recognised group in the field of purinergic signalling led by Professor Samuel Fountain. The group is well funded by British Heart Foundation, UKRI and industry partners, and located in the Biomedical Research Centre on the UEA campus.

The role holder needs to bring with them a relevant postgraduate research degree or equivalent relevant professional experience; excellent report writing skills; experience of presenting to various audiences; high level analytical skills; ability to encourage and stimulate others and able to work collaboratively with others.

This full-time position is available from 1 March 2022 to 31 December 2022.

Closing Date: 5 January 2022

The University is a Silver Institutional Athena Swan Award holder and aims to make its first submission to the Race Equality Charter in 2022.


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