Research Fellow, Allergy, Immunity and Respiratory

Southampton, United Kingdom
£30,942 to £32,817
20 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
17 May 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Allergy, Immunity and Respiratory

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 to £32,817
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Monday 17 May 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1363221FC

We are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton to work within a group aiming to understand key determinants of progressive lung fibrosis. Funded by the British Lung Foundation, the research will be led by Dr Mark Jones (Associate Professor of Respiratory Medicine) with Prof Donna Davies (Professor of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology) and Dr Ben Marshall (Honorary Associate Professor of Respiratory Medicine). 

Working as part of a dynamic translational research team consisting of basic and clinical scientists within the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, the successful candidate will be based in the Brooke Laboratory at University Hospital Southampton. 

The role will involve human lung tissue and bronchoalveolar lavage analyses, 3D cell culture (including primary cells), analysis of cell responses by molecular and cellular techniques including ELISA, RT-qPCR, and manipulation of cells by pharmacological and gene knock-out/knock-in techniques. There may also be a requirement for some work in collaborators’ laboratories at other University campuses within Southampton.

For this position, you must have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in cell/molecular biology. Experience of cell culture and at least some of the techniques listed above is essential, while experience in primary lung cell culture, 3D culture techniques, and (immuno) histochemistry is desirable.

The ideal candidate will be able to adapt to working with a variety of techniques across different laboratories, working efficiently and diligently, with a strong work ethic and able to use their own initiative.  They will be team-oriented, with excellent organisational skills, and reliable. The successful applicant must have excellent spoken and written English communication skills.

This is a full time fixed term role for 12 months.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Mark Jones –

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 1363221FC on all correspondence.