|Salary:||£29,762 p.a. Grade 6|
|Placed On:||30th March 2023|
|Closes:||20th April 2023|
Salary: As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 6, £29,762
Closes: 20th April 2023
Fixed Term contract up to May 2026
To assist medical research by carrying out laboratory analyses and data collection, thereby providing research support for a specific project.
The post holder will join the Acute Care Research group at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham. The post holder will work with Dr Aaron Scott (Associate Professor in Respiratory Science) on a 3-year project, funded by the NIHR.
The project which aims to compare the systemic and pulmonary inflammatory consequences of using e-cigarettes in healthy smokers and in COPD patients, a group of patients who are already susceptible to inflammation-associated lung damage. This role will support the mechanistic sub-study linked to the ECAL clinical trial from which samples will be derived. The post holder will also contribute to complimentary studies using ex vivo modelling with primary human cells and tissues.
This will primarily involve undertaking laboratory analyses of patient blood and tissue, immune cell, and biofluid samples which will include (but are not limited to) the following techniques: cell culture, flow cytometry, qPCR, ELISA and Western Blotting. Experience in some of these techniques is desirable, training will be provided for the remainder.
Training will be provided for Specialist techniques including lung tissue processing, Seahorse metabolic profiling and precision cut lung slicing; the post holder will also be expected to undertake these specialist techniques following training. The post holder will be expected to collect and analyse relevant research data using statistical software.
The post holder will also be expected to carry out administrative tasks related to the delivery of the research including (but not limited to): Maintaining stocks of related consumables, creating purchase order requisitions, participating in general lab duties, and ensuring that the facilities are maintained in a clean, functional and safe condition.
The post holder will also be supported to attend professional development courses run by the University of Birmingham’s People and Organisation Development.
Informal enquires can be made to Dr Aaron Scott email@example.com.
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