We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Davies research team with the aim of understanding the mechanisms of cytotoxic immunity in nerve injury and pain. The Postdoctoral Researcher will employ cutting-edge cell culture techniques and in vivo models to determine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cytotoxic neuro-immune interactions in the context of nerve injury in order to develop novel treatments for neuropathic pain.
The postholder will be responsible for managing their own academic research and administrative activities, this involves small scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. They will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. They will also be expected to contribute ideas for new research projects and develop ideas for generating research income.
It is essential that the successful candidate holds, or be near to holding, a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in neurobiology or immunology to work within established research programmes. It is also vital that the postholder is proficient in a range of wet lab techniques and previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations. It would be beneficial if the successful application has experience in pre-clinical models and in single-cell analysis or flow cytometry.
The post is full-time for a fixed-term until 11th January 2026 in the first instance.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 3rd December 2021 will be considered.
Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.