Queen’s University Belfast
Research Assistant in Signalling Pathways (Part Timek)
Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.
Queen’s University has generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits. We also provide attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.
The Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) is an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour, with over 250 basic and clinical scientists working on site. Our mission is to understand the mechanisms of disease and use that understanding to develop innovative new treatments and therapies to improve patient outcomes.
We are recruiting for a Part Time Research Assistant to be an active member of the Gene Regulation Group led by Dr. Vijay Tiwari in the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. The position will contribute to internationally competitive research on the role of signalling pathways in pathogenesis. The group employs high-throughput genomics assays and cutting-edge epigenetics and molecular biology tools in combination with cancer biology and neurobiology. The resulting datasets are analysed using computational and systems biology approaches to generate comprehensive models of epigenetic regulation of gene expression during cancer metastasis and neurogenesis. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach.
Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, and Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.
The Research Assistant will have:
• Degree or equivalent in molecular biology or biochemistry or Pharmacology.
• At least 1 year’s recent relevant work experience to include basic molecular biology techniques such as loss and gain of function experiments, cloning; mammalian cell culture; immunohistochemistry; immunofluorescence assays; functional experiments in vivo using mouse models
Further information about the Centre and Group can be found at
The salary for this post is £28,331 – £32,817 per annum (pro rata) (18.5 hours)
This post is 0.5 FTE and is available for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Closing date: Friday 6 December 2019
Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 18 December 2019
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Effie Kostarelli via email E.Kostareli@qub.ac.uk
For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.
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.