14th Zinc-Net/Zinc-UK Meeting

General information
This summer’s Zinc‐Net meeting will be held at Anglia Ruskin University on the 18th January 2019. The meeting aims to bring together all those who are interested in the role of zinc in biology. It will run from 9 am to 6 pm and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception (6 pm – 7 pm). There will be oral and poster presentations on any subject related to zinc. As usual, we strongly encourage students to participate.

The Venue
The meeting will be held at:
Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge Campus
Coslett building,
East Road,
CB1 1PT. UK.

Registration and abstract submission
Registration will be through the online payment website.
The attendance fee is £30 (£15 for students) Registration online at https://store.anglia.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/conferences-events/conference-events/zincnet-meeting

Abstract Submission
If you wish to present research data, email the following information to nicholas.pugh@anglia.ac.uk
1) Title of your research
2) Preference for Oral or Poster presentation
Abstract Deadline: 26th November 2018

If there are any issues, please feel free to contact Nick Pugh (nicholas.pugh@anglia.ac.uk, +44 845 1962661).

ISSF Fellowship

The prestigious Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) provides opportunities for the most promising early-career academics wishing to undertake clinical and biomedical research.

They currently have five, 2-year fellowship opportunities for candidates in the foundation years of their post-doctoral careers in either ophthalmology or respiratory disease. Candidates applying for these exciting fellowships will be early stage researchers, but with already significant experience, a strong track record relative to career stage and a clear vision of how they will transition to leading an independent research programme by the end of this fellowship.

Closing date: Friday 14th September 2018

Anticipated interview dates: week commencing 8th October 2018

More details here

Post Doc position at UCLAN

The post holder will support the research and knowledge transfer activities of the Professor in Nutritional Sciences in the School of Sport and Wellbeing. To support the Principal Investigator to deliver the BBSRC funded research project entitled “Examining the effectiveness and acceptability of the use of bio-fortified crops in alleviating the micronutrient deficiencies in Pakistan (BiZiFED)” by overseeing the day to day project activities, developing and undertaking laboratory analyses, analysing qualitative and quantitative data, and supporting data transfer and storage.

The successful applicant will have experience of working on research projects and experience of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Excellent laboratory skills and evidence of ability to develop and optimise assays independently is essential to the role as well of evidence of significant dissemination of research outputs.

The post holder will have a PhD in a relevant area and a Good First Degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Biochemistry or another relevant Science discipline.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be methodical and well organised and demonstrated knowledge of COSHH and Risk Assessment procedures for laboratory work.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Professor Nicola Lowe, Professor of Nutritional Sciences. Tel: 01772 893599, Email: nmlowe@ulan.ac.uk

More details here