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Research Fellow in Reproduction and Embryology

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?Do you have a background in reproductive biology and embryology, micromanipulation, microfluidics and single cell functional genomic analysis of reproductive cells? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

We are looking to recruit a full time Research Fellow to conduct high quality laboratory research on a new translational research project funded by a MRC Confidence in Concept Grant. The research will investigate the potential of microfluidic culture technology as a means to improve the efficiency of preimplantation embryo production following the use of assisted reproduction technologies in domestic animals and humans. 

The funding for this project has been awarded to Prof Helen Picton, who leads the Reproduction and Early Development Research Group within the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM) in the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds.  The project will be conducted in collaboration with Dr Virginia Pensabene from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds and Dr John Huntiss in LICAMM.  The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Prof Picton.

Applicants should hold a PhD (or passed PhD with minor corrections at the point of application) in a subject relevant to reproductive biology and/or embryology which is supported by extensive laboratory experience and a broad technical skill base in assisted reproduction technologies, gamete and embryo culture, microfluidics, micromanipulation, metabolomics and single cell functional genomics of reproductive cells.

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

Professor Helen Picton

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7817, 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 holds the Gold award. 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:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
A maximum of £35,845 can be offered due to funding restrictions
Working Time:  100% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term for six months)
Release Date:  Friday 20 December 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 January 2020
Interview Date:  Tuesday 28 January 2020
Reference:  MHLCM1212
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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