Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,382 - £40,927 per annum
18 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 01/11/2021
Salary £36,382 - £40,927 per annum
Job category/type Research

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University, Belfast is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow in the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research. This is a fixed term contract until 9 July 2024.

The successful candidate will join the McDade and Labonte-Wilson laboratories as part of the multi-disciplinary Prostate Cancer research team.  This exciting cell/molecular biology and functional genomics position funded by Prostate Cancer UK (PCUK) will involve the development of novel 2D, 3D and in vivo prostate cancer models and application of cutting-edge functional genomics analyses including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, Single-cell RNA-seq and CRISPR screens.  The project is focussed on the modulation of epigenetics to improve efficacy of ADT/Radiotherapy in poor-prognostic prostate cancers with the ultimate goal of informing novel treatment strategies.

Candidates should have (or have submitted) a Ph.D, have previous genomics and laboratory experience, a publication record commensurate with career stage and ideally experience or an ambition to apply for personal funding.

The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form)  should clearly demonstrate you have:

At least three years relevant lab-based research experience. Recent relevant experience in a range of molecular and cellular biology techniques (e.g., Cell culture, Western blot, RT-PCR, Flow cytometry and/or Immunofluorescence/IHC). Experience with advanced models of cancer e.g., 3D organoids, ex-vivo or in vivo. Experience with genomic data generation and/or analysis. Publication record commensurate with stage of career.   *Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.* 

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.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ and members of the Protestant community are currently under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome applications from such individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.

More details on all our networks can be found at:  https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ 

Informal enquires may be directed to: Karl Butterworth - k.butterworth@qub.ac.uk

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