Descripción de la oferta
We are looking for two highly motivated and driven postdoctoral researchers with a strong background in molecular/cellular biology to join the research group led by Dr Aida Martinez-Sanchez at Imperial College London. We focus on understanding the role that microRNAs and their gene targets play in controlling β-cell function and in finding new ways to target these pathways to improve diabetes treatment. Our laboratory is committed to mentoring scientists and nurturing creative thinking and scientific independence.
- Post 1: Full time, fixed contract up to 36 months, starting on the 1st of June 2023 (date negotiable). Funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to investigate the mechanism of action of miR-125b in β-cells and its targeting potential in diabetes.
- Post 2: Full time, fixed contract up to 39 months, starting May-October 2023 (date negotiable). Funded by the Diabetes UK to investigate the role of cation-dependent mannose-6-phosphate receptor (M6PR) in β-cells and its potential as therapeutic target for the treatment of diabetes.
A PhD in cellular and molecular biology or a closely related discipline and practical experience within a research environment are essential. Some of the following are highly desirable: Cell culture and molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches; Lysosomal and/or mitochondria biology; β-cell, miRNA and RNA biology; Study of glucose homeostasis in mice; Microscopy and use of imaging software; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Willingness to work as part of a team and to contribute to the supervision of other researchers.