Research Fellow - AR1850SB

University of St Andrews - School of Medicine

Research Fellow (Role of misfolded HLA-B27 in ankylosing spondylitis)

The School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews invites applicants for an 18 month post-doctoral Research Fellow position in the area of the autoimmune arthritis ankylosing spondylitis. The research involves conducting experiments into the role that misfolded HLA-B27 molecules play in the pathogenesis of the disease process.

You should hold a PhD with research experience in immunology, with knowledge of mass spectrometry of proteins and bioinformatic handling of large protein datasets. You should also have prior publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The project is funded by an 18 month grant from Arthritis Research UK, and will be conducted primarily in the laboratory of Dr Simon Powis in the School of Medicine, and the Mass Spectrometry Facility in the Biological Sciences Research Complex, with Dr Catherine Botting. Some experimental work may also be performed in the laboratory of Dr Antony Antoniou at Nottingham Trent University.

For informal enquires or further information email Dr Simon Powis (

Applications are particularly welcome from women, which is supported in the University’s policy on Equality and Diversity (

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;

Please quote ref:  AR1850SB

Further Particulars:  AR1850SB.pdf

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