Department of Biosciences is consistently ranked in the top 5 UK
Biological Sciences Departments in the Complete University Guide,
and was ranked 8th for Research Impact in REF2014.
Applications are invited for a
Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a project entitled:
"Creating tailored cells that form a new family of full-thickness
skin models to test skin care products". As a collaboration between
Drs Akis Karakesisoglou and Martin Goldberg, we have designed new
methodology to generate high quality in vitro full-thickness skin
models. The methodology works through using synthetic biology
molecular tools that re-program the biomechanical properties of
The role of the post holder is to research and implement solutions
in the fields of skin tissue engineering, skin tissue/cell biology
and nuclear biomechanics. The project will involve the creation and
development of tailored skin cells that will be used to generate
high quality young and aged skin equivalent cell culture 3D models,
then testing and analysing their structural and functional
properties, using a broad range of imaging methods, molecular and
biochemical analyses and functional cell biology and physiology
assays. The postholder will need experience in the above fields to
implement the solutions.The post requires good skills in reporting
research progress verbally, and in writing.
This post is fixed term for 9
months, which is the extent of the currently available funding.
However, funding opportunities will be explored to extend the
contract beyond the 9 months.
The post-holder is employed to work
on research/a research project which will be led by another
All applicants are asked to submit:
a CV and Covering Letter which details your experience, strengths
Shortlisted candidates will be
invited for interview and assessment.