Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - RI Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Job Purpose

The postholder will contribute to a research project investigating the pathogenesis of inflammatory arthritis.

Postholder will be working in the Immunology research area within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation under the supervision of Professor Iain McInnes (Principal Investigator).

Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the performance of molecular and cellular immunology techniques, especially with insight to microRNA biology.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum pro rata.

This post is part time (17.5 hours per week) and has funding until 31 July 2018.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy ref: 019632, Closing date: 17 December 2017.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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