Postdoctoral Research Fellow

This full-time post is available from 4 January 2021 on a fixed-term basis until 30 December 2022.
Summary of the role
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in an Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) funded project examining genomic alterations in mouse models of dementia pathology. You will be competent in undertaking both laboratory and bioinformatic research aimed at identifying transcriptomic and epigenomic signatures of Alzheimer’s disease pathology. You will have previous experience in molecular biology and genomics, with at least a basic understanding of bioinformatic approaches relevant to the project.
The project will build upon our recent work identifying transcriptional changes in rodent models of neuropathology. For more information see
Applicants will possess a PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study.
You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
41 days leave per year
options for flexible working
numerous discounts at leading retailers
onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England.
Further information
Please contact Jonathan Mill, Professor of Epigenomics, email
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
This role may be subject to additional background screening.
The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.

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