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Research Fellow in Vascular Biology

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in vascular biology and in vivo diabetes studies?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will join a team looking at endothelial Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) resistance in glucose homeostasis and vascular patho-physiology. The project is led by Dr Piruthivi Sukumar and Professor Mark T Kearney. Type 2 diabetes leads to resistance to both insulin and IGF-1 in multiple tissues. You will join this project aiming to dissect the effect of insulin and IGF-1 resistance in the endothelium using highly advanced transgenic murine models and start-of-the-art biomedical research techniques and equipment including a recently established British Heart Foundation (BHF) funded preclinical imaging facility. The ultimate goal is to understand the complex signalling mechanisms downstream of insulin and IGF-1 receptors in endothelial cells and use the knowledge to identify novel drug targets for the treatment of diabetes and associated vascular pathologies.

You will be a highly motivated researcher with a PhD (or close to completion) in diabetes and vascular diseases, or a closely allied discipline and a background in molecular cell biology and vascular biology. Experience of cell culture, biochemistry and molecular biology is essential as well as in vivo murine studies.

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

Dr Piruthivi Sukumar, University Academic Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0785, email:

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.
A maximum of £36,261p.a.can be offered due to funding.
Working Time:  100% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term for 14 months-external funding)
Release Date:  Tuesday 18 June 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 18 July 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 30 July 2019
Reference:  MHLCM1186
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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