Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Research

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 per annum
22 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Application closing date 03/01/2022
Salary £34,304 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

The School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University, Belfast is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Research. The successful candidate will undertake a senior role within a British Heart Foundation funded study focused on defining microRNA and nuclear receptor signalling using both cell culture system and in vivo animal models with insulin resistance and atherosclerosis.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

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

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology or a related area of biomedicine.
  • At least 3-years recent relevant research experience in non-coding RNA (microRNA and LncRNA) research, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease or closely related area relevant to this project in molecular/cellular biology or biomedicine
  • Recent extensive hands-on experience in the following:
    • Cell culture/Western Blotting/qPCR
    • microRNA/lncRNA research / microRNA target prediction database
    • Hepatic and/or cardiac primary cell isolation /
    • Breeding tissue specific knockout mouse models / In vivo mouse model establishment
  • Recent strong relevant publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals.  

*Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.* For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria click on the 'Candidate Information' link below. 

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.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing various staff networks such as iRise and PRISM which help us to progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena SWAN award for women in science. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity ;
www.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ 

Candidate Information

Informal enquires may be directed to: Dr. Katerina Theodoridou: k.theodoridou@qub.ac.uk 

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