Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Research Associate - Extracellular Vesicles for Regenerative Aesthetics

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Research Associate - Extracellular Vesicles for Regenerative Aesthetics

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Specialist and Supporting Academic Research grade 6 from £33966

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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Full-time (37 hours per week); Fixed-term to 30/04/2027

The overarching aim of the project is to develop a unique regenerative platform technology applying bioinstructive cell-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) to promote skin rejuvenation at the molecular level. Research will be conducted in the lab of Dr Owen Davies and contribute toward the ongoing development of a range of pioneering vesicle therapeutics. This project will advance the group's current research into acellular approaches in regenerative medicine, leveraging this knowledge to design new therapeutic modalities for maintaining skin health and function as we age. This exciting project will enable the applicant to work at the interface of science and commercialisation.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher who has experience of undertaking research in an area of dermal biology/chemistry, bioengineering and/or extracellular vesicle biology, as well as a practical and theoretical understanding of cellular/acellular therapeutics and their translation.

This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract until 30/04/2027.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Owen Davies, Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Biology, via email to [email protected] or by telephone to 01509 226420.

Closing date for applications - 7 April 2024

Further details can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification.

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    Research Associate - Extracellular Vesicles for Regenerative Aesthetics


    Loughborough University


    United Kingdom


    March 23, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 07, 2024

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    About the employer

    The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

    Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

    Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

    Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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