Allergy, Immunity and Respiratory
Location: Southampton General Hospital
Salary: £30,942 to £32,817
Full Time Fixed Term (until 05/07/2022)
Closing Date: Monday 02 August 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
We are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine at the
University of Southampton to work within a group aiming to understand key
determinants of progressive lung fibrosis. Funded by the British Lung
Foundation, the research will be led by Dr Mark Jones (Associate Professor of
Respiratory Medicine) with Prof Donna Davies (Professor of Respiratory Cell
and Molecular Biology) and Dr Ben Marshall (Honorary Associate Professor of
Working as part of a dynamic translational research team consisting of basic
and clinical scientists within the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research
Centre, the successful candidate will be based in the Brooke Laboratory at
University Hospital Southampton.
The role will involve human lung tissue and bronchoalveolar lavage analyses,
3D cell culture (including primary cells), analysis of cell responses by
molecular and cellular techniques including ELISA, RT-qPCR, and manipulation
of cells by pharmacological and gene knock-out/knock-in techniques. There may
also be a requirement for some work in collaborators' laboratories at other
University campuses within Southampton.
For this position, you must have a PhD or equivalent professional
qualifications and experience in cell/molecular biology. Experience of cell
culture and at least some of the techniques listed above is essential, while
experience in primary lung cell culture, 3D culture techniques, and (immuno)
histochemistry is desirable.
The ideal candidate will be able to adapt to working with a variety of
techniques across different laboratories, working efficiently and diligently,
with a strong work ethic and able to use their own initiative. They will be
team-oriented, with excellent organisational skills, and reliable. The
successful applicant must have excellent spoken and written English
This is a full time fixed term role until 05/07/2022.
Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from
candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD
qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful
completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of
Senior Research Assistant will be given.
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Mark Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org
You should submit your completed online application form at
https: // jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the
closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle
Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference
1363221FC-R on all correspondence.
Job Description and Person Specification
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all
sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will
not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.