University of Hull

University of Hull

PDRA in Pancreatic Islet Biology in Diabetes (UOH-TA-0181)

United Kingdom

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PDRA in Pancreatic Islet Biology in Diabetes Reference: UOH-TA-0181

Campus: Hull Faculty/Area: Faculty of Health Sciences School/Department: Hull York Medical School Subject Group/Team: Centre for Biomedicine Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 per annum Fixed Term - 2 years, 31 days holiday + bank holidays + flexible & hybrid working Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Monday 03 June 2024

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and cover letter.

Job advertisement for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA)

Background and Context:

Join the innovative Translational Diabetes Research Lab at the Biomedical Institute for Multimorbidity (BIM) based at Hull York Medical School (HYMS), University of Hull. Led by Dr. Amin Ardestani, the lab is at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries in pancreatic islet biology, with a focus on both normal physiology and diabetes. Our research aims to target intricate intracellular signaling networks within pancreatic β-cells to enhance their regenerative capabilities, paving the way for novel diabetes treatments.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

We are seeking an exceptional Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to contribute to a funded project investigating the mechanisms of islet autoimmunity and β-cell destruction in type 1 diabetes. This role involves unraveling signaling pathways and regulatory mechanisms underlying the transcriptional machinery in β-cells, with the goal of identifying therapeutic targets to mitigate immune-mediated destruction and preserve β-cell function.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience Required:

PhD in molecular/cellular biology or related field Proficiency in genetic engineering techniques (e.g., Crispr/Cas9) in cell lines and primary cells Expertise in immunostaining methods (e.g., immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence) Advanced imaging abilities Familiarity with molecular and biochemical biology techniques (e.g., PCR, qPCR, cloning, Western blotting) Experience in supervising undergraduate and PhD students Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively Proficiency in data analysis techniques and statistical design Record of primary research publications

For formal inquiries about the role, please contact Dr. Amin Ardestani at [email protected].

Any informal enquiries about the position, please contact Niamh on [email protected]

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PDRA in Pancreatic Islet Biology in Diabetes (UOH-TA-0181)


University of Hull


United Kingdom


May 07, 2024

Application deadline

June 03, 2024

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The University of Hull is a top-50 ranked public university for research. The institution was established in 1927 as University College Hull. The Royal Charter of 1954 granted the institution an authority to award its own degrees to students. As a result, it became the third university in Yorkshire and 14th university in England. Today, it is amongst the world's best institutes for research and learning.

Situated in England's port city Kingston upon Hull, the campus of the university is based in a residential area. The University has three central accommodations namely Westfield Court, The Courtyard, and Taylor Court that provide on-campus accommodation to the students. The campus also boasts of a number of cafeterias, bars, a nightclub, a book shop, career service, an advice center, and sporting facilities with the new sports hall and gym opening in 2019.

The academic structure of the university consists of four faculties that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level programs. The Faculty of Arts, Culture, and Education offers courses in various disciplines of education, social sciences, and arts. Faculty of Health Sciences includes degree programs in medical, life sciences, and social work. The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers programs in applied and environmental sciences, technology, and mathematics. Faculty of Business, Law, and Politics allows students to pursue courses in business management, finance, accounting, marketing, international relations, and law. The university has around 15,000 students including international students from 100 countries. With nearly 1,000 staff members.

The university has many distinguished alumni who are leading in the fields of academia, politics, science, sports, theatre, and journalism. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Ahmet Muhtar Kent (former CEO of the Coca Cola Company), Professor Sarah Gilbert (Professor of Vaccinology, Oxford), Anthony Minghella (British film director), Jeremy Darroch (Group Chief Executive, Sky Plc), Ana Brnabi? (Prime Minister of Serbia), Tom Watson MP (Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party).

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