Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Respiratory/Epithelial Biology

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£35,550 - £42,418 per annum
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

University of the West of Scotland
School of Science and Sport
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Respiratory/Epithelial Biology (fixed term) 

Paisley Campus (with travel to other locations as required)
Salary scale £35,550 - £42,418 per annum

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position has been funded under the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme for a pioneering cross-border research project, designed to better understand and alleviate the impact of Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD).

‘BREATH’ (Border and Regions Airways Training Hub)

The BREATH project will involve a strong cross-border partnership between the Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health Research (University of the West of Scotland; UWS), the Smooth Muscle Research Centre (Dundalk Institute of Technology; DkIT) and the School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (Queen’s University Belfast; QUB). It will establish a world-class cluster of researchers, involving collaborations between scientists and clinicians, that will help address the causes, treatment and potential prevention of COPD.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to join an internationally recognised group in the Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Health Research (IBEHR) within the School of Science and Sport.  The Institute supports a variety of programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate level to which you will also contribute.

Ideally you will have at least 3 years post-doctoral experience in respiratory and/or epithelial biology or immunology. In this role you will support the research programmes of the BREATH project at UWS and partner institutions, including oversight of BREATH PhD students. Preferably you will have experience in investigating respiratory (patho) biology in relevant cells and tissues, specifically, application of various molecular/cellular techniques to relevant tissues, fluids, primary cultures and cell lines.

The post will be available commencing 1st September 2018 or earlier for 12 months and is renewable, subject to satisfactory performance for a further 27 months. 

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Closing Date:    12 noon, Friday 20th June, 2018
Interview Date:     17th July 2018 (Paisley Campus)

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.