Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - The Roslin Institute

£31,656 - £37,768 (pro rata for 35hrs per week)

Applicants are invited for a Research Associate to join the group of Dr Gerry McLachlan, Division of Developmental Biology, Roslin Institute, to participate in a new collaborative project as part of the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium.

In 2001, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium was formed to pool the expertise and resources of three major groups in the UK (Oxford and Edinburgh Universities and Imperial College), progressing from laboratory studies to the first demonstration that gene therapy can produce improvements in the lungs of CF patients in a Phase 2b clinical trial. This new project will bring together both the translational science and the teams’ expertise in evaluating new therapeutics in clinical trials for the treatment of other lung conditions. Our aim is to rapidly translate our Lentiviral gene delivery platform for a portfolio of diseases. The funds supporting this research project are provided by The Wellcome Trust.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced research scientist to contribute to the preclinical development of these new gene therapy products. The successful candidate will hold a Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant science subject with expertise in molecular biology and relevant laboratory experience in line with the duties of the posts, as outlined in the Job Description.

 The position is full-time with a fixed end date of 30th September, 2022 and is available for immediate start.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. In your cover letter please indicate how you meet the essential and desirable selection criteria.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be addressed to Dr Gerry McLachlan in confidence to discuss the post.

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