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      Recruiting for new Deputy Editor, Pharmacology Research and Perspectives

      Communications Manager, British Pharmacological Society

      Postdoctoral Research Assistant

      MRC Integrative-Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP): Call for PhD Studentship Applications

Recruiting for Deputy Editor, Pharmacology Research and Perspectives

Pharmacology Research and Perspectives (PR&P) is an open access journal jointly owned by: American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and John Wiley & Sons (publisher).

Pharmacology Research and Perspectives (PR&P) is seeking to appoint a new Deputy Editor to take over the role from 1 January 2016. The new Deputy Editor will work with the current Deputy Editor Dr Darrell Abernethy (Editor-in-Chief from 1 January 2016) to continue to build on the success of the journal. Dr Abernethy replaces Dr Mike Curtis who completes his term as inaugural Editor-in-Chief at the end of the year. The Deputy Editor has a three year term and is expected to take over as Editor-in-Chief for an additional three year term.

Full job description

The deadline for applications is 17 July 2015. Please direct any questions to Ruth Meyer.

Communications Manager, British Pharmacological Society

The British Pharmacological Society is seeking a new Communications Manager to join its friendly and collaborative team. Working with the Head of Communications & Membership, you will help shape the direction of PR and promotional activities by contributing insights from your broad range of expertise, including press office, marketing and digital communications. In particular, the Society is keen to raise the profile of pharmacology in the media so this is a great opportunity for a self-motivated candidate with an existing network of media contacts to make a real impact on the organisation and its reputation. With a flexible and organised approach to your work, you will welcome the variety that this role offers and ensure high standards are maintained despite competing deadlines.

The Society is a charity with a mission to promote and advance the whole spectrum of pharmacology. We lead the way in the research and application of pharmacology around the world, with over 3,500 members from over 60 countries.

Working closely with Trustees and committees, the team at the British Pharmacological Society is responsible for the management and implementation of a huge range of activities that benefit members and wider society, and help to ensure that these activities are aligned with our mission.

The Society offers excellent working conditions with a number of benefits including generous paid annual leave, bonus scheme, interest free season ticket loans, flexible working, employee assistance programme and a career averaged pension scheme.

If you are interested in joining the team, please take a look at the job description and contact Nina Szyprowska (0207 9397444) at Charity People.

Dates for your diary
Closing date: 20 July 2015
Initial interview: During July depending upon candidate and interviewer availability
Final interview date: 7 August 2015
Start date: 14 September 2015

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

A dedicated and self-motivated scientist is required to work on a project investigating the mechanisms that control arterial tone in the microcirculation and the dysfunction caused during diabetic vascular disease.

The research will use in vitro approaches, including live cell imaging, and training will be provide in all the techniques. Applicants should have a PhD in an area of Biomedical Science and an interest in cardiovascular physiology/pharmacology. S/he should be able to work independently but also as part of a team, and have strong oral and written communication skills, with a publication record appropriate to their career stage.

The project is part of a collaboration between Professors Chris Garland and Kim Dora in Oxford and Professor Chris Triggle and Dr Hong Ding at the Weill-Cornell Medical School in Qatar. The post will be based in the Department of Pharmacology in Oxford and is available immediately for up to twelve months in the first instance. It is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund.

Details of the Oxford group's research and recent publications can be found at:

To discuss this opportunity further please send an email to or

MRC Integrative-Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP): Call for PhD Studentship Applications

MRC ITTP 4-year studentships are available starting October 2016, funded by the MRC Toxicology Unit, to build expertise in toxicology and related disciplines to ensure the safe development of drugs, chemicals and consumer products, and assessment of risk from environmental exposure.

Applicants are first required to attend an Interactive meeting at the MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester on the 28 September 2015 to discuss ideas. If unavailable a senior representative can attend. Applications must be submitted from potential academic supervisors with partners in industry, government agencies or other universities.

Projects should achieve cross-fertilisation between toxicology and other disciplines to predict the toxicity of chemicals and drugs as well as to develop an understanding of the chemical, pharmacological and biological processes involved.

The proposed work should be feasible for a PhD student and to successfully submit as a thesis within four years. A key feature is training which brings together established toxicology knowledge with other relevant sciences at an annual residential course.

Assessment criteria
Decisions will be reached on the basis of scientific quality, feasibility and the likelihood of success including;

  • • The novelty of the research proposal in the field of toxicology
  • • The relevance of the proposal in the light of present toxicological concerns for human health
  • • Proposals that span and use a variety of skills in in vivo and in vitro contexts
  • • The likelihood of the applicant providing the appropriate scientific environment and guidance to students

Applications will be ranked by the ITTP Steering Committee

How to apply
Registration for participation in the Interactive meeting, and completed application forms should be sent to Prof Andy Smith.

Application forms can be down loaded from the MRC Toxicology website, under the heading Integrated Toxicology Training Partnership.

Deadline date
Deadline for the receipt of final applications will be 30 November 2015.

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