Research Assistant, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine job with QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST

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The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Assistant in the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

The successful candidate will join the B cell biology research team led by Dr Dessi Malinova in the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. We study cell biology processes leading to antigen presentation and strong antibody responses. This project will investigate a newly-described ubiquitin ligase involved in this process and its role in B cell lymphoma development. The post is funded by Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI and suited to an ambitious, productive and collaborative individual.

The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form) should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Degree in immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or other relevant biomedical science
  • Recent hands-on experience of at least two of the following:

    o   Cell culture

    o   Genetic modification e.g. CRISPR/ Cas9

    o   Fluorescence microscopy

    o   Assays investigating cell signalling (e.g. western blot, flow cytometry)

    o   Protein work (e.g. mass spectrometry, co-immunoprecipitation).

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.

This is a fixed term contract post, available for 12 months or until 31 August 2023, whichever is soonest.

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.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Rebecca Ingram – [email protected]

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