Research Fellow in Vascular Stem Cell Biology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £34,804 per annum
04 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 04/03/2020  
Salary £33,797 to £34,804 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

The Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) is an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour, with over 250 basic and clinical scientists working on site. Our mission is to understand the mechanisms of disease and use that understanding to develop innovative new treatments and therapies to improve patient outcomes. 

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Vascular Stem Cell Biology who will join the team led by Dr Reinhold Medina within the WWIEM to work on a research project funded by the Dunhill Trust. This investigation aims to study the role of long noncoding RNAs in vascular ageing. 

The successful candidate must: 

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or a closely related area of Biomedicine. 
  • At least 3 years' recent, relevant research experience 
  • Experience in relevant laboratory skills, such as cell culture, PCR, western blotting, and flow cytometry. 
  • Recent extensive hands-on experience in at least two of the following:  
    • Genetic modification of cells
    • animal handling 
    • In vitro cellular functional assays

This post is available for 3 years' with possibility of extension.  

Candidate Information 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Varun Pathak via email V.Pathak@qub.ac.uk.  

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