Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh - Centre for Inflammation Research

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Cancer Research UK funded 2.5 year post-doctoral position in the research group led by Professor Sarah Walmsley within the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh, to define the changes in neutrophil metabolite utilization and flux that regulate pro-tumour neutrophil responses in patients with Glioblastoma (GBM) tumours. Glioblastomas are the most prevalent type of malignant brain tumour with a median survival time from diagnosis of only 6-9 months. GBMs are characterised by a high degree of regional hypoxia and a high neutrophil infiltrate. The role these recruited neutrophils play in controlling disease progression remains poorly understood and is the focus for this program of work. The post holder will work within the thriving and dynamic research environment of the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the Queens Medical Research Institute in close proximity to both the Royal Infirmary and MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. If desired, the post holder will be fully supported in developing independent research with an aim of submitting applications for competitive independent funding. This post requires a PhD and expertise in myeloid cell isolation, cell culture techniques and flow based neutrophil phenotyping.  

 For informal enquiries please contact Sarah.walmsley@ed.ac.uk  

This post is available on a fixed term basis until 30 September 2020.

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