Free open Job in Wales Research Associate at Cardiff University

The School of Dentistry invites applications for a full time post of Research Associate (1 year fixed term post).

We are looking for a full-time Research Associate to work within the Mineralised Tissue research group of the School of Dentistry.  Funded by Colgate Palmolive, this position provides an exciting opportunity to pursue the research project entitled “Modelling of Periodontal Connective Tissue Regeneration”. The post holder will be working with researchers Professor Alastair Sloan and Professor Rachel Waddington based in the School of Dentistry.

This commercially funded project aims to assess the biological effects of regulatory growth factors on periodontal ligament cell populations and develop model systems to study such molecules in 3D environments. It also focuses on developing methods to delivery candidate molecules efficiently. Candidates should possess a postgraduate degree at PhD levels with experience dental tissue infection and repair.  Experience in delivering chemical agents (drugs, antimicrobial agents, growth factors) is desirable. This is a new collaboration between the School of Dentistry and Colgate Palmolive and will allow the successful applicant to develop a strong collaborative partnership.  We are therefore also looking for an individual who can demonstrate potential as creative and innovative individuals with a strong plan to further develop their research independence.

For confidential, informal enquiries regarding this vacancy please contact Professor Alastair Sloan,

This post is full-time (35 hours a week), available from 1 September 2018 and is fixed term for a period of 12 months.
Salary: £32,548 – £38,833 per annum (Grade 6). It is anticipated that an appointment won’t be made above £32,548 per annum.

Further details:

Closing Date: Friday, 24 August 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

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