Research Fellow, Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
19 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 12/02/2020
Salary £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

Queen's University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK's most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) is the beating heart of a comprehensive cancer research programme in Belfast, focused on accelerating the delivery of scientific discovery to clinical application.  CCRCB is the research hub of the Belfast ECMC and the Belfast Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), operating in partnership with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Our integrated clinical and scientific programmes address clinically unmet needs.  Our principal objective is to promote evidence-based, innovative clinical trials in order to underpin improved patient outcomes in high incidence solid tumours of Gastro-Intestinal, Prostatic, Breast and Ovarian origin, and in specific Blood Cancers.  Our unifying research theme is to develop translational outputs, in the form of biomarkers and/or novel therapeutic strategies that enable our Centre to be at the forefront of personalised cancer medicine in these prevalent diseases.

This position will be based in the Cell Metabolism lab, led by Dr. Colin Adrain, in the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB). You will be an active member of a research team and will contribute to the lab's program on the role of membrane trafficking and proteostasis in the control of metabolism as well as ensuring that the overall research objectives of the School are met. You will also combine cellular and biochemical experiments with in vivo models.

This is a fixed term position available until 28 February 2022

The successful candidate must have: 

  • Hold or be about to obtain a PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Physiology.
  • Have undertaken FELASA or equivalent NI/UK Home Office-certified training in in vivo models.
  • Have three or more years' relevant research experience to include hands on experience in vivo mutant models. 

Candidate Information 
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Further Information for International Applicants 
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