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Research Fellow in Ion Channel Biophysics

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?Do you have a background and experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology, single channel recording and biophysical analysis of ion channels?Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will make a significant contribution to work being carried out to advance the understanding of vascular mechanical sensitivity in the context of cardiovascular disease. 

Working within a research team led by Professor David Beech, you will show initiative in learning, refining and developing relevant experimental techniques, generating ideas, proposing hypotheses and solving practical and intellectual problems.

You will have a PhD in a biophysics or related discipline. You will also have a strong background in patch-clamp electrophysiology, single channel recording and biophysical analysis of ion channels.

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

Professor David Beech, Wellcome Trust Investigator and Institute Director

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4323, 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:  Division of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Research
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.
Working Time:  100% FTE
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed Term for Two years-external funding)
Closing Date:  Friday 08 December 2017
Interview Date:  Wednesday 20 December 2017
Reference:  MHLCM1125
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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