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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.

Opportunities

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 in WWIEM, 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.

Job title: Research Fellow

Job reference: 19/107597

Date posted: 01/07/2019

Application closing date: 31/07/2019

Salary: £33,199 to £36,261 per annum

Job category/type: Research

Job description: to be a highly productive, ambitious, creative and collaborative member of the research team led by Dr Karim Dib in the Centre for Experimental Medicine (CEM). The position will involve working as part of a Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke grant that seeks to characterise the role of histamine and the histamine four receptor (H4R) of neutrophils in the development of severe forms of asthma. The project is aimed at investigating a link between viral lung infection, production of histamine and defective neutrophil antimicrobial functions in severe asthmatics. We aim at investigating histamine concentrations as well as neutrophil H4R levels in sputum and blood samples of mild and severe asthmatics. To this end, we will utilise ELISA (for histamine concentrations), quantitative real-time PCR (for histidine decarboxylase and H4R levels), flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry (H4R levels). We will also investigate a possible impaired phagocytosis function in neutrophils of severe asthmatics. The described work will be carried out in collaboration with the group of Prof Liam Heaney (CEM, Severe Asthma Clinic Belfast City Hospital). 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, and is available initially for 12 months. The post is due to start on December 1st 2019.

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Job title: Research Fellow

Job reference: 19/107599

Date posted: 01/07/2019

Application closing date: 31/07/2019

Salary: £33,199 to £38,460 per annum

Job category/type: Research

Job description: the Centre for Experimental Medicine is an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour, with over 250 basic and clinical scientists working on site.  Our mission is to understand the mechanisms of disease and use that understanding to develop innovative new treatments and therapies to improve patient outcomes. 

We are recruiting for a highly productive, ambitious, creative and collaborative member of the research team led by Dr Karim Dib in the Centre for Experimental Medicine (CEM). The Research Fellow will work as part of an MRC-funded research programme that seeks to characterise the role of the histamine four receptor (H4R) in neutrophil phagocytosis. The project is aimed at investigating whether bacteria-derived histamine impairs human neutrophil phagocytosis by engaging the H4R on these leukocytes. We aim at investigating whether H4R antagonists may be used to improve bacterial clearance in the lungs of mice with cystic fibrosis (CF) by blocking the ability of histamine to impair neutrophil phagocytosis. We will utilise in vitro (human and murine neutrophils) and in vivo models (CF mouse model) to prove the role of the H4R in bacterial clearance. The described work will be carried out in collaboration with the group of Prof Miguel Valvano (CEM).

The Research Fellow will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach.

This post is available until 30 November 2019 with possibility of extension.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Bettina Schock (email: B.Schock@qub.ac.uk)

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Job title: Research Fellow

Job reference: 19/107607

Date posted: 01/07/2019

Application closing date: 31/07/2019

Salary: £33,199 - £36,261 per annum

Job category/type: Research

Job description: we are recruiting for a Research Fellow who will be an active member of the Iabc-consortium (inhaled Antibiotics in Bronchiectasis and Cystic fibrosis: https://www.imi.europa.eu/projects-results/project-factsheets/iabc) which is developing new antibiotic treatment options for people with Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis. The successful candidate will develop molecular metagenomic methods for evaluating development of antimicrobial resistance following antibiotic treatment and determining activity of novel compounds against respiratory pathogens. Responsibilities will include assisting in the planning and delivery of this research so that the overall research objectives of the project are met.

The post is suited to a highly ambitious individual and is available until 31 August 2021 with the possibility of extension.

Further information about CEM, School of Pharmacy and the Research Group can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofPharmacy/Research/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Gisli Einarsson via email g.einarsson@qub.ac.uk

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Job title: Research Fellow in Epignetics

Job reference: 19/107620

Date posted: 01/07/2019

Application closing date: 31/07/2019

Salary: £33,199 - £36,261 per annum

Job category/type: Research

Job description: we are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Epigenetics who will be a highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the Gene Regulation Group led by Dr Vijay Tiwari in the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. The position will contribute to internationally competitive research on epigenetic regulation of cell-fate specification during development. The group employs high-throughput genomics assays and cutting-edge epigenetics and molecular biology tools in combination with stem cell biology and neurobiology. The resulting datasets are analysed using computational and systems biology approaches to generate a comprehensive model of epigenetic regulation of gene expression during embryonic development. 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 individual and is available for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

For further information contact Dr Chris Watson: chris.watson@qub.ac.uk

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Job title: Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Job reference: 19/107622

Date posted: 01/07/2019

Application closing date: 31/07/2019

Salary: £33,199 - £36,261 per annum

Job category/type: Research

Job description: we are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Bioinformatics who will be a highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the Gene Regulation Group led by Dr Vijay Tiwari in the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. The position will contribute to internationally competitive research on epigenetic regulation of cell-fate specification during development. The group employs high-throughput epigenomics assays such as ChIP-seq and RNA-seq in combination with developmental biology and cutting-edge epigenetics and molecular biology tools. The resulting datasets are analysed using computational and systems biology approaches to generate comprehensive models of epigenetic regulation of gene expression during embryonic development. 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 individual and is available for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

For further information contact Dr Effie Kostareli: e.kostareli@qub.ac.uk

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Job title: Technician (0.5 FTE, 2 years)

Job reference: 19/107618

Date posted: 01/07/2019

Application closing date: 31/07/2019

Salary: 24,028 to £26,243 pro rata per annum

Job category/type: Technical

Job description: the Gene Regulation group of Dr Vijay Tiwari in the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is looking for an organised and technically skilled lab member. We need an enthusiastic researcher to- provide efficient lab management and technical support for ongoing research in Tiwari lab on gene regulatory mechanisms underlying epithelial to mesenchymal transition and neurogenesis.

Applications are invited from highly motivated, efficient and organised individuals with a strong commitment to lab management and research. The successful candidate will have recent experience in supporting a research lab and familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques.

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Job title: Technician (Part Time or Full Time)

Job reference: 19/107637

Date posted: 08/07/2019

Application closing date: 22/07/2019

Salary: £24,028 to £26,243 per annum (pro rata for part time).

Job category/type: Technical

Job description: we are recruiting for a Laboratory Technician (Full Time or Part Time) who will be a based in a laboratory managed by Dr Imre Lengyel, and will work alongside other staff and students to provide an effective and efficient technical service for various studies in neurodegenerative diseases, especially related to retinal degeneration, in collaboration with researchers in the United Kingdom and across different countries around the world.

Key responsibilities will include isolating, handling and long-term culturing of various primary cells from animal and human according to SOPs and as specified in the protocols and ensuring the proper distribution of samples.

This post is available for 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Eszter Emri, email: e.emri@qub.ac.uk

Further information about the research group can be found at https://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/imre-lengyel(22d06c55-3707-4db3-b04e-4ce2f6630219).html

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