|Salary:||£37,474 to £42,155|
|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||3rd March 2023|
This post is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term up until the 30April 2026
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Research Associate to work within the School of Molecular Biosciences, making a leading contribution to a programme, funded by the UKRI-Medical Research Council for 3 years, is to investigate roles of the long chain fatty acid receptors FFAR1 and FFAR4, in the regulation of lung function. Working in collaboration with leading respiratory clinicians and closely with the biotechnology company KelticPharmaTherapeutics Ltd this project is aimed at validating FFAR1 and/or FFAR4 as a novel drug target in the treatment of severe asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The project builds from our discovery, published in Science Translational Medicine (12, aaw9009 (2020)) that activation of FFAR4 can relieve the symptoms and induce inflammation in pre-clinical mouse models of inflammatory lung disease. Moreover, by studying normal human lung samples and patient-derived lung tissue we have translated the mouse work to human studies that have provided the basis for our hypothesis that activation of FFAR4 can both relieve the symptoms and reduce inflammation in asthma and COPD
We welcome applications from candidates who hold a Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (Ph.D.) or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s)
Visit our website for further information on The University of Glasgow’s School of Molecular Biosciences, https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/molecularbiosciences/
Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Andrew Tobin (Andrew.Tobin@glasgow.ac.uk)
Apply online at: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=108028
Closing Date: 3 March 2023
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/
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