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Cambridge Cardiovascular


Department of Pharmacology

Applications are invited for a British Heart Foundation-funded Research Associate post in the field of platelet activation and arterial thrombosis. The successful applicant will join Dr Matthew Harper's research group in the Department of Pharmacology.

We are developing new models of vascular injury to better understand and treat thrombosis. A key aim is to understand how platelet activation and thrombosis is affected by damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) such as HMGB1. This provides a key link between inflammation and thrombosis.

Candidates should have a strong background in cardiovascular research and a PhD in a relevant biological subject. Experience with platelets would be advantageous. An ideal candidate would also have experience in in vitro models of thrombosis, whole blood assays, or inflammation.

We are seeking to recruit at post-doctoral level but we will consider applicants, who have recently submitted, or are in the process of submitting, a PhD degree. The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 - £37,768 pa and as a Research Assistant is £25,023-£28,982 with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science subjects. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented at this level in our department, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th October. Interviews are expected to take place in October.

Informal enquires to Dr Matthew Harper (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' button on the University’s Job Opportunities. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please quote reference PL10087 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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