Research Fellow in Diabetic Kidney Disease


University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Closing date: 
20 March 2018
Rob Menzies

A postdoctoral position is available from April 2018 in the Hypertension and Renal Theme at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science. The incumbent will work on a fully funded Diabetes UK project grant under the guidance of the PI (Dr Robert I. Menzies) and Co-Investigators (Professors Mathew A. Bailey and John J. Mullins) to investigate the purinergic regulation of diabetic kidney disease.

Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage kidney failure and therapeutic strategies are extremely limited. Our recent research indicates a potentially major role for the purinergic PX7 receptor in mediating deleterious renal function in diabetes, discussed recently by the BBC News: The successful applicant will join an energetic team of researchers and play an essential role in driving this research to the next stage.

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent experience) and other appropriate qualifications as indicated below, including publication(s) in international peer reviewed journals. You must possess excellent organisational skills and be comfortable balancing individual initiative with interacting as part of a team to conduct original research and produce material for publication and dissemination.

Preference is given to candidates with hands-on experience working across a range of in vitro and/or in vivo assays, with willingness to be trained in new techniques as appropriate to the project.

Informal enquires to Robert I Menzies. ( Formal applications can be made here: