PostDoctoral position available in the Pirog Lab (Newcastle University)

Faculty Faculty of Medical Sciences
Unit Institute of Genetic Medicine
Staff Category Research
Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work Full Time
Location Newcastle upon Tyne


Salary: £30,395 – £32,236 (with progression to £39,610) per annum.

Closing date: 28 August 2019

An outstanding candidate is sought with a proven track record of research in the area of in vivo genetic models and/or cartilage pathobiology to join this project in the laboratory of Dr Kasia Pirog that forms part of the Newcastle University’s Skeletal Research group (SRG).

This is a 3 years fixed term position and provides an exciting opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary group as part of a research team studying osteoarthritis progression using mouse models to detect clinically relevant changes and potential disease modifying agents.

You should have a PhD in Musculoskeletal Science or related field, experience in general histology and laboratory techniques, large data analysis (transcriptomics/proteomics), and proficiency in statistical skills. Animal research experience would be advantageous but training will be provided if necessary.

This is a full time, fixed term post for the duration of 3 years.

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The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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Apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship and join our lab!

Individual Fellowships are aimed at fellows who already have a doctorate or equivalent research experience. They help experienced researchers to advance their careers and gain new skills through advanced training, international mobility, and optional intersectoral secondments. European Fellowships are held in Member States and are open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe. Global Fellowships are based on a secondment to a third country and a compulsory 12 month return phase in a Europe host organisation. The proposal should be prepared by the researcher in cooperation with the applicant organisation, which is represented by the main supervisor. The call is now open and closes on the 12th of September 2019. For more details and to apply, click here:

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If you’re interested and would like to apply, please contact us and we can meet for a chat to discuss your project.

A summer student is joining us this month

Congratulations to Stephen Wing-Hon Chan, who received Newcastle University funding to join us this summer to look at the effect of compression on young and old chondrocytes in tissue engineered contstructs.

Well done Stephen, we’re looking forward to working with you!

Apply for the prestigious BSMB Young Investigator award

The BSMB “Young Investigator Award” is a prestigious award presented annually to an early career researcher who has made a significant contribution to matrix biology and has excelled in the early stages of their research career. Following the generous bequest from the estate of Professor John Scott (1931-2012), the winner of the Young Investigator Award is presented with a cheque for £1000, and delivers the ‘John Scott Lecture’ at one of the biannual meetings of the society.

The application deadline for the 2019 award is the 31st July. Early career researchers up to the age of 36 are encouraged to apply.

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