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Research Assistant

Queen's University Belfast - School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Location: Belfast
Salary: £27,831 to £32,236 per annum (potential to progress to £35,210 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th June 2019
Closes: 24th July 2019
Job Ref: 19/107570

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Queen’s University has generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits. We also provide attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) sits within the School of Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. CCRCB is the beating heart of a comprehensive cancer research programme in Belfast, focused on accelerating the delivery of scientific discovery to clinical application.  CCRCB is the research hub of the Belfast Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), operating in partnership with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Our integrated clinical and scientific programmes address clinically unmet needs. Our principal objective is to promote evidence-based, innovative clinical trials in order to underpin improved patient outcomes in high incidence solid tumours of Gastro-Intestinal, Prostatic, Breast and Ovarian origin, and in specific Blood Cancers. Our unifying research theme is to develop translational outputs, in the form of biomarkers and/or novel therapeutic strategies that enable our Centre to be at the forefront of personalised cancer medicine in these prevalent diseases.

We are recruiting for a Research Assistant for a 12 month fixed term contract. The successful candidate will be involved in the use of vitro cell and tissue models to identify the role of ion channel and GPCR signaling. They will be involved in performing other molecular and physiological assays as required alongside supporting ongoing clinical samples research as necessary.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A BSc in Biomedical Sciences, Physiology, Pharmacology or a closely related area
  • Proven relevant laboratory experience (e.g. molecular biology, physiology)
  • Experience with cell culture
  • Experience with molecular techniques e.g. PCR, Western blot, immunofluorescence
  • Demonstrable experience of good laboratory practice
  • Experience of co-ordinating, managing and developing document storage systems and contract management processes.

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 13 August 2019

Salary scale: £27,831 - £32,236 per annum (potential to progress to £35,210 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution

Closing date: Wednesday 24 July 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

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 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding

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