Research Fellow in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Research

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 per annum
20 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 and Metabolic Disease.

An experienced and highly motivated Postdoctoral scientist is being sought to join Dr. Su’s research group based in the Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. The recruited Postdoctoral scientist will undertake a senior role within a British Heart Foundation funded study focused on defining the nuclear receptor in cardiomyocyte and endothelial cell re-modelling in insulin resistance. This research will include the use of both vitro cell culture and in vivo mouse models of cardiac re-modelling and atherosclerosis, and the analysis of cardiac and plasma samples derived from animal models.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, motivated and efficient individuals with a strong commitment to research. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated background in RNA relevant research, cardiovascular and/or metabolic disease research with an excellent PhD degree awarded and strong publication record. The candidate should be committed to developing a dynamic, academic career in science and have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

We offer scientific development opportunities in an international and interdisciplinary environment and support our postdoctoral fellows with an institution-based mentoring program to support career development.

This is a fixed term post available for 30 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, or a related area of biomedical sciences
  • At least 3-years recent relevant research experience in non-coding RNA research, cardiovascular disease, and/or metabolic disease closely relevant to this project in molecular/cellular biology or biomedicine (PhD thesis must be submitted)
  • Recent extensive hands-on experience in the following:
  1. Cell culture/Western Blotting/qPCR
  2. Non-coding RNA research / microRNA target prediction database
  3. Cardiac and/or hepatic primary cell isolation / Echocardiography/Blood pressure measurement
  4. Breeding and genotyping tissue specific knockout mouse models
  • 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.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us 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 Katerina Theodoridou - K.Theodoridou@qub.ac.uk
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