Research Fellow in Epigenetics

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1405888

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Research Fellow in Epigenetics based in Belfast.

Research Fellow in Epigenetics 

Ref: 19/107388

Centre for Experimental Medicine

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

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 based in Belfast in the award winning Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

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 Centre 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.

Queen’s University has generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits. We also provide attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The Research Fellow in Epigenetics will have:

  • Have a PhD in molecular biology, epigenetics, biochemistry or developmental biology.
  • 3 years’ recent relevant work experience.
  • Experience in basic molecular biology techniques

Further information about the Centre can be found at 

Salary scale: £33,199 – £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability 

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

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Closing date: Wednesday 15 May 2019