Research Fellow, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,333 per annum
29 May 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

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 led by Dr Dermot Linden and Prof Cliff Taggart within the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

This position will involve analysis and validation of omics-derived data in the area of COPD research.

The successful applicant will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach.

 The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD (i.e recently submitted thesis) in Cell Biology, Immunology or a closely related area.
  • At least 3 years’ recent research experience in Cell Biology or immunology to include the following:
    •  qPCR, ELISA, Western blotting
    • Human tissue act – handling and maintenance of samples
    • Animal handling.
  • Experience teaching/supervising/mentoring postgraduate/undergraduate students and visiting researchers in the laboratory.

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

This post is fixed term for 12 months or until 31 July 2024, whichever is sooner. 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 8.4 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 (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) 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/  

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Claire Houston at claire.houston@qub.ac.uk 

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