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Research Fellow in Neuroregeneration


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £33,797 - per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/11/2022)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 12 August 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1276520BJ

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join Dr. Melissa Andrews’ Neuroregeneration research group for a full time fixed term funded research project by the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IRP) to study growth-promoting treatments for spinal cord regeneration. The post is available for 24 months until 30/11/2022

This research study will investigate how increasing the growth state of neurons together with modifications of the spinal cord environment will enhance axon regeneration after spinal cord injury. This project will use primary cultures and in vivo technologies to study a combinatorial treatment strategy aimed at increasing neurite outgrowth, axon regeneration, and behavioural recovery.  

This post is suitable for neuroscientists and biomedical scientists with an interest in brain and spinal cord research and regeneration with a strong background in neuroscience and is available now.

It is essential you have a PhD (or working towards/nearing completion of) or equivalent professional qualification in Biological Sciences/Neuroscience with a detailed understanding and knowledge of neuroregeneration, and experience in in vivo technology, and histology/immunohistochemistry.   Knowledge of or experience with neuroanatomy, primary neuronal culture and molecular biology is beneficial.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Southampton University is a world leading research university with 97% of its research work assessed as world leading and internationally excellent in the REF 2014 assessment.  UOS is a Russell group member and its research impacts on government policy-making, health issues, teaching and on business. Southampton is one of the best places in the UK for biological and biomedical teaching and research.

The work will take place at Highfield Campus, in Building 85, which was recently constructed (2008; £47M) to house Biological Sciences researchers, and those who conduct multidisciplinary research in any aspect of life sciences as well as Southampton General Hospital. 

For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Melissa R. Andrews,

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

You should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent with your application.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application, so please allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Dan Ward (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote vacancy reference number 1276520BJ on all correspondence.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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