Queen’s University Belfast
Research Fellow in Vascular Stem Cell Biology
Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Science
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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 Research Fellow to join the Vascular Stem Cell Biology Research team within the WWIEM led by Prof Alan Stitt to work on a project funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The project will employ in in vitro and in vivo model systems and cell and molecular biological approaches to investigate the regulation of metabolism in vascular progenitors to improve tissue regeneration in ischaemic disease. The successful candidate will design, develop and refine experimental models to investigate vascular repair and re-perfusion of ischaemic tissues in order to obtain reliable and reproducible data.
The successful candidate must:
• Have or about to obtain a PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or a closely related area of Biomedicine
• At least 3 years recent, hands-on, experience that will demonstrate relevant laboratory skills that are relevant for this project, such as cell culture, PCR, western blotting, and flow cytometry
• Recent extensive hands-on experience in molecular cell biology techniques including at least two of the following:
1. mammalian tissue culture
2. genetic modification of cells
3. use of disease-linked in vivo model systems
4. In vitro cellular functional assays
This post is available until 30 September 2022.
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Salary scale: £33,797 – £40,322 per annum
Closing date: Thursday 2 January 2020
Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 29 January 2020
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The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.
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