University of Warwick

Research Fellow (BB-1F447)

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Job purpose To contribute to a programme of high-quality research investigating the mechanical processes driving the formation of the initial heart vessel. Duties and responsibilities 1. To undertake research explore how the heart lumen forms in the Drosophila embryo, including the use of animal models, advanced imaging methods, advanced image analysis techniques (with collaborators), genetic manipulation, generation of new fly lines, processing and statistical analysis of data 2. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records. Present data at group meetings, section meetings, and meetings within the Institute. Regular reporting of progress to the group leader and other members of the research team 3. Participation in Drosophila colony maintenance 4. Dissemination of results both orally at laboratory and other local meetings as well as by preparing text and figures for manuscripts and by giving presentations at national and international meetings 5. To continually update knowledge and understanding in the field of heart formation and Drosophila development in general 6. To provide day to day supervision and support to undergraduate and postgraduate students. To train staff and students in a range of molecular, cellular and in vivo methods as required 7. To participate in public engagement activities, postdoctoral networking and to attend seminars and research talks within University of Warwick Planning and Organising The post-holder will plan and manage their own research activity on a day-to-day basis, to ensure that the research is conducted in accordance with the research timetable. They will assist more junior members of the research team in planning and scheduling of their workload, in accordance with the demands of the overall project. Problem Solving The post holder is expected to resolve most problems relating to their own research activity with only the most serious non-standard issues reported to the line manager for assistance. They are expected to identify new areas of research relating to skeletal muscle formation, and to develop new research methods. Use initiative to analyse and interpret research data, and draw conclusions from it. Use initiative to help other researchers in the team to resolve project problems and develop new techniques and methods, as appropriate. Decision Making Taken independently: Organise own workload according to priority and adapt as necessary, setting of short-term time-lines, design experimental set-up to address specific research aims In collaboration with others: Problem solving and data interpretation, experimental design and discussion of potential new research strategies Person SpecificationThe Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation. Essential Criteria 1Qualified to Ph.D. level, or soon to obtain PhD, in Drosophila developmental biology (a)(c)Essential Criteria 2Previous experience of research in skeletal muscle formation and demonstrated experience of publishing high quality scientific manuscripts on zebrafish development (a)Essential Criteria 3Expertise in animal techniques (handling, breeding, genotyping (a)(c)Essential Criteria 4Experience with the majority of the following: live imaging, antibody staining in Drosophila, in situ hybridisation, generation of new fly lines, qRT-PCR, Western blotting, bioinformatics, competent with statistical analysis of biological data. (d)Essential Criteria 5Experience using image analysis software, such as ImageJ and Imaris (a)Essential Criteria 6 Experience of supervising others within a laboratory environment (a)Essential Criteria 7Ability to communicate complex information clearly, orally and in writing (d)Essential Criteria 8Ability to mentor junior scientists, ability to work harmoniously within the dynamics of a growing research team. (a)(c)Essential Criteria 9Flexible attitude to working (a)(c)Essential Criteria 10Time organisation skills. (a)(c)Desirable Criteria 1Previous experience working in Drosophila heart formation. (c)Desirable Criteria 2Experience with biophysical approaches, such as laser ablation and in vivo force measurements. (c)Further ParticularsWarwick Medical School

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