Research Officer



This is an opportunity for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher who would like to develop their scientific skills in a dynamic research environment and has an aspiration to move on to an independent position after their postdoctoral work. You will be working on a BBSRC funded project “Imaging cholesterol metabolic flux and transport underlying brain function”. The specific objective is to develop a mass spectrometry-based imaging platform for the quantitative and structural determination of cholesterol precursors and metabolites brain tissue. Cholesterol is an essential molecule for life. It is synthesised through numerous steps from acetyl-CoA and metabolised to steroid hormones and bile acids. Many of the intermediates in these metabolic pathways are important signalling molecules. This is a collaborative project with Prof Malcolm Clench at Sheffield Hallam University.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof William Griffiths [email protected]

This post will close at midnight 17 August 2016

Salary: £32,600 per annum (pro rata if part time) together with USS benefits.

This is a fixed term position until 30th April 2019.

Applicants will find full job details together with the online application link: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/details.php?nPostingId=3612&nPostingTargetId=6178&id=QHUFK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NXD&LG=UK&mask=suext

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

Swansea University is a registered charity. No. 1138342.

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