Research Fellow, Molecular Stratification

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 - £40,322 per annum
Jun 14, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jul 16, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 16/07/2021
Salary £33,797 - £40,322 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

Background: A post-doctoral researcher post is available immediately to work as part a new CRUK-funded Early Detection project within the colorectal cancer (CRC) Molecular Pathology Research Group (www.dunne-lab.com). In collaboration with our international partners, this project aims to utilise a novel multiomics dataset to uncover the molecular signalling that underpins early dissemination in CRC. The Research Fellow will become an integral member of a dynamic, collaborative and well-equipped research group that puts a strong focus on interdisciplinary data-driven research. Our group provides a stimulating research environment where collaboration and development of new ideas is strongly encouraged, alongside support for career development for emerging talents. The overarching goals of this research group are to develop a greater understanding of disease to improve survival rates for patients with CRC, through precise dissection of the signalling pathways underpinning initiation, invasion and metastasis.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Hold (or about to obtain) a PhD in molecular cancer biology, bioinformatics or a related discipline.
  • At least three years relevant research experience with molecular interrogation of cancer datasets (including PhD experience). Experience with transcriptional data analysis (microarray, RNA-seq, etc.) and/or bioinformatics.
  • Experience and understanding of biological signalling cascades involved in cancer progression.
  • Publication record commensurate with stage of career.

Our research group is open to discussions on UK-based off-site working where possible for this post, which will be agreed between the successful candidate and the project PI.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from the Protestant Community are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

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Candidate Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Donna Small on d.small@qub.ac.uk

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