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Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Research

Queen's University Belfast - The School of Biological Sciences

Location: Belfast
Salary: Up to £34,404 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 3rd January 2022
Job Ref: 21/109387

Queen’s University Belfast

Duration: Fixed term contract for 12 months

Hours: Full-time

The School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University, Belfast is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Research.  The successful candidate will undertake a senior role within a British Heart Foundation funded study focused on defining microRNA and nuclear receptor signalling using both cell culture system and in vivo animal models with insulin resistance and atherosclerosis.

The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form) should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology or a related area of biomedicine.
  • At least 3-years recent relevant research experience in non-coding RNA (microRNA and LncRNA) research, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease or closely related area relevant to this project in molecular/cellular biology or biomedicine
  • Recent extensive hands-on experience in the following:

    -        Cell culture/Western Blotting/qPCR

    -        microRNA/lncRNA research / microRNA target prediction database

    -        Hepatic and/or cardiac primary cell isolation /

    -        Breeding tissue specific knockout mouse models / In vivo mouse model establishment

  • Recent strong relevant publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs or click to Apply.

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.

Key Dates

Closing date: 03/01/2022

Anticipated Interview Date: 19/01/2022

Further Information

Informal enquires may be directed to: Dr. Katerina Theodoridou: k.theodoridou@qub.ac.uk  

Information about the School can be found at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofBiologicalSciences/

Information on our attractive package can be found at: https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/pay-reward-and-benefits/

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing various staff networks such as iRise and PRISM which help us to progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena SWAN award for women in science.  For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity; www.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

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