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Research Fellow in Vascular Stem Cell Biology

Queen's University Belfast - Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Location: Belfast
Salary: £33,199 to £35,210 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 18th September 2019
Job Ref: 19/107759

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland and is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities. Queen’s combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos. We have over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m. We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

The Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) is an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour, with over 250 basic and clinical scientists working on site. Our mission is to understand the mechanisms of disease and use that understanding to develop innovative new treatments and therapies to improve patient outcomes.

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Vascular Stem Cell Biology who will join the team led by Dr Reinhold Medina within the WWIEM to work on an MRC funded project. This study aims to develop a novel cell therapy for diabetic wounds, employing a broad range of cell and molecular biological approaches.

The post is suited to a highly ambitious individual and is available for 2 years or until 31/10/21 (whichever is sooner).

The successful candidate must:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or a closely related area of Biomedicine
  • Recent, relevant research experience
  • Experience in relevant laboratory skills, such as cell culture, PCR, western blotting, and flow cytometry
  • Recent extensive hands-on experience in at least two of the following:

o tissue culture

o microscopy

o animal handling

o tissue processing and staining

Further information about the Institute and Group can be found at:

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Varun Pathak via email

Salary scale: £33,199 to £35,210 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 18 September 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly 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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