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Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast

Location: Belfast
Salary: £37,841
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 24/111919

The postholder will join the Airway Innate Immunity Research group led by Prof Cliff Taggart at the Wellcome- Wolfson institute for Experimental Medicine. The position will involve evaluation of peptides with novel immunomodulatory activity in various models currently running in the Taggart laboratory.

The post is a suitable for a scientist with suitable research experience and the successful applicant will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations, and outreach. The post is suited to a highly ambitious and collaborative individual and is available for 1 year in the first instance.

About the person:

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Hold or be about to obtain* a PhD in Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or a closely related area (*must be obtained within 3 months of commencement of employment)
  • Have completed Home Office modules (PIL AB)
  • Have relevant, recent research experience in immunology, biochemistry, or cell
  • Recent extensive hands-on experience in the following:
    • Isolation and culture of primary human or murine cell types such as macrophages and culture of cell lines.
    • Assays for innate immune responses including ELISAs and Western blotting. Knowledge of bacterial culture and infection in vitro or in vivo lung infection models.
    • Peptide design and antibacterial evaluation.

To be successful at shortlisting stage, please ensure you clearly evidence in your application how you meet the essential and, where applicable, desirable criteria listed in the Candidate Information.

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.

What we offer:

Beyond a competitive salary, the University offers an attractive benefits package including a holiday entitlement of up to 8.4 weeks a year, pension schemes and development opportunities. We support staff wellbeing with flexible working options, work-life balance initiatives and support for physical and mental health. You can find more detail on all of this and more 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 subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena Swan and have established staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit www.qub.ac.uk/diversity.

Infornal enquiries to Michael McKelvey m.mckelvey@qub.ac.uk

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