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We are an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour, with over 250 basic and clinical scientists working on ground breaking research.


We are always interested in recruiting staff at all levels.  The following link provides further information on current job vacancies at Queen's University Belfast: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QUBJobVacancies/.  

If you are interested in Academic opportunities within the Centre, please send your CV to d.wylie@qub.ac.uk and we can arrange a time for you to discuss future opportunties with our Director.


Research Fellow, Ref: 18/106461

Job Purpose: an experienced and highly motivated Postdoctoral scientist is being sought to join Dr. Chris Watson's research group based in the Centre for Experimental Medicine. The recruited Postdoctoral scientist will undertake a senior role within a British Heart Foundation funded study focused on identifying the disease relevance of a protein called tetranectin in the context of cardiac remodelling and fibrosis. This study will also validate the clinical utility of tetranectin as a diagnostic biomarker for heart failure, and investigate the potential of targeting tetranectin as a therapeutic strategy.This research will include the use of both vitro and in vivo models of cardiac remodelling and fibrosis, and the analysis of human cardiac tissue and plasma samples derived from patients with heart failure.  

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, motivated and efficient individuals with a strong commitment to research. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated background in cardiovascular disease, or closely related fields in biomedicine with an excellent PhD degree awarded. The candidate should be committed to developing a dynamic, academic career in science and have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

We offer scientific development opportunities in an international and interdisciplinary environment and support our postdoctoral fellows with a Centre-based mentoring program to support career development.

Closing date: 20-06-2018

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Research Fellow, Ref: 18/106459

Job Purpose: to be an active member of a tripartite research team, with members in Dublin and USA, using targeted genome editing to enhance genetic resistance to Mycobacterium bovis infection in domestic cattle populations. The successful applicant will be responsible for generating bovine induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiating them into macrophages. They will use a range of molecular biology approaches to genetically modify the cells and investigate their responses to Mycobacterium bovis infection.

Closing date: 20-06-2018

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Research Fellow, Ref: 18/106507

Job Purpose: to be a highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the Infection Biology research team led by Prof Jose Bengoechea in the Centre for Experimental Medicine. The two year position will involve working as part of a MRC-funded research programme in collaboration with AstraZeneca that seeks to establish first-in-kind host-directed therapeutics against the human pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae. The project, at the interphase of microbiology and immunology, will utilise in vitro, and in vivo models of infection techniques and is based in a highly collaborative team. The post is a senior role in the team and as such, successful applicants will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach. The post is suited to a highly ambitious individual, preferably with previous postdoctoral experience.

Closing date: 28-06-2018

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Research Fellow, Ref: 18/106564

Job Purpose: this post is available until 11 October 2019 to be an active member of a research team assisting with an MRC funded Stratified Medicines programme - the UK Refractory Asthma Stratification programme (RASP-UK). The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team with the goal of conducting clinical trial bio-statistical analysis including day-to-day management of a large multicentre clinical trial database, interim analysis and reporting of safety and outcome data to Investigator team and Trial Steering Committee. The post will also include computational, hypothesis-driven applied clinical research in respiratory disease using large existing clinical datasets.

Closing date: 17-07-2018

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