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Research Fellow in Cardio-metabolic Translational Research

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?Do you have a background in biomedical research?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

We are seeking an enthusiastic research fellow for a fixed term post at Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Leeds. Funded by a European Research Council Proof of Concept Award, the successful applicant will deliver a project (RGD-Diabetes – PI Stephen Wheatcroft, Co-I Katie Simmons) which aims to develop small molecule agonists as novel diabetes therapeutics.

Hosted within the Discovery & Translational Science Department, RGD-Diabetes focuses on in silico modelling and design of new small molecules to mimic the insulin-sensitising actions of IGF binding protein-1, followed by their functional assessment in cellular and pre-clinical models of diabetes.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Stephen Wheatcroft, Senior Lecturer (Consultant) 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7760, email: S.B.Wheatcroft@leeds.ac.uk 


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Discovery and Translational Science Department (DTSD)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Maximum salary is £34,189 p.a. due to funding.
Working Time:  100% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term for 12 months-external funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 26 June 2019
Closing Date:  Friday 26 July 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 20 August 2019
Reference:  MHLCM1183
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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