Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 23rd February 2018
Job Type
Child Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
£26495 to £33518 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD).

Applications are invited for a 3-year BBSRC funded post-doctoral research position to investigate the impact of paternal diet on embryo development and fetal growth in mice. The project will be based at the Queen’s Medical Centre within the Division of Child health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nottingham. 

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake day-to-day management of the project involving feeding mice experimental diets, collecting and analysing tissues and preparing results for presentation and publication. Therefore, prior experience of working with rodents models is desirable. Furthermore, the successful candidate will possess a strong background and track record in reproductive or developmental biology, complemented by a desirable skillset comprising experience of cell culture, molecular and biochemical analytical techniques, statistical analysis as well as good communication and team-work skills. 

While the project will be based within the University of Nottingham, there will be significant collaboration with partners both within and outside (Universities of Birmingham and Manchester) Nottingham. Under these collaborations, the post-holder will gain experience in cutting edge techniques including next generation sequencing and bioinformatics, in vivo analysis of transplacental flux, metabolomics and analysis of fetal Bone development.

Candidates must have a PhD (or near completion) or equivalent in biological or biomedical sciences. 

This is a fixed-term post and is available for a period of 3 years. This is a full time post 36.25 hours per week or part time to a minimum of 0.6FTE. However, additional out of hours and weekend work may be necessary as and when experimental protocols require. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Please attach a copy of your CV to this application.

The School of Medicine holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Adam Watkins, Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.