Research Fellow, Airway Innate Immunity Research Group

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 per annum
23 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 15/07/2020
Salary: £33,797 per annum
Job category/type: Research

Job description

We are recruiting for a postdoctoral Research Fellow who will be a highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the Airway Innate Immunity Research Group (AiiR) led by Prof. Cliff Taggart and Dr. Sinéad Weldon in the Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. The MRC-funded position will require the development and evaluation of novel therapeutic agents in models of acute lung inflammation. The successful candidate will carry out techniques including in vivo experimental models, drug delivery and lung analysis.

The Research Fellow will have responsibilities for independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or about to obtain, a PhD in Respiratory Inflammation/Innate Immunity or a closely related area.
  • Home Office Personal Licence (modules 1-3)
  • 3 years recent relevant work experience to include 3 of the following:
    1. Animal handling,
    2. Collection and analysis of mouse/rodent bronchoalveolar lavage,
    3. in vivo mouse delivery of therapeutic and infectious agents (intraperitoneal, intratracheal delivery)
    4. immunohistochemistry

This post is available for 36 months or until 30 September 2023 (whichever is sooner).

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. The School is the perfect balance of world-class teaching resources and internationally recognised research infrastructure and comprises of three education and three research centres. 

The Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) is one of the research centres in the School.  WWIEM is committed to research excellence in experimental medicine by making scientific breakthroughs in the mechanisms of disease, which we translate to innovative therapeutics to improve patient outcomes. The Centre is an international hub of excellence on eye disease, infectious diseases and respiratory disease with a core emphasis on immunology, molecular cell biology and patient-based investigations.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world 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. The University and the School holds an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff.

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 we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

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.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Ryan Brown via email to rr.brown@qub.ac.uk

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