Research Fellow, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 per annum
23 May 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

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 within Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM).

The successful candidate will develop and manage a research project seeking to characterise antigen uptake and trafficking events in B cells, which lead to efficient antigen presentation and antibody responses. The post holder will be an active member of a team led by Dr Dessi Malinova. They will have the opportunity to project manage, disseminate work, network, supervise and mentor. They will have access to extensive career development and outreach opportunities. This is an MRC-funded research project suited to a highly ambitious individual.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 36 months or until 31 January 2026, whichever is soonest.

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 Immunology, Cell Biology or closely related area.
  • At least 3 years recent research experience in cell biology, immunology or closely related area.
  • Recent hands-on experience, including data analysis where applicable, in at least 3 of the following techniques:
    • Flow cytometry
    • Tissue culture
    • Lentiviral preparation and use
    • Western blot
    • Confocal or TIRF microscopy
    • In vivo models
  • Recent publications commensurate with experience.

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 the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:  www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Candidate Information
Informal enquiries may be directed to: Rebecca Coll - r.coll@qub.ac.uk
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