Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast
November 08 2016
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Queen's University Belfast

Research Fellow

Ref: 16/104991

Centre for Experimental Medicine

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

This post is available until 31 December 2017 and the post holder will be an active member of a research team assisting in the development of novel therapeutics within the Centre for Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences. The position will involve working as part of a research programme that is investigating mechanisms of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSC) effects in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The purpose of this project is to comprehensively investigate the role of miRNA secreted in MSC derived extracellular vesicles in inflammatory microenvironment. The successful candidate will work on a translational respiratory research project aimed at deciphering the role of micro-RNA in mechanisms by which Mesenchymal Stromal Cells derived extracellular vesicles exert protective effect in experimental models of ARDS with specific focus on macrophage modulation. The project will lead to the development of the next-generation MSC with enhanced therapeutic efficacy. This position is funded by UK Medical Research Council.

Anticipated interview date: Monday 19 December 2016

Salary scale: £32,004 - £33,943 per annum 

Closing date: Monday 05 December 2016

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

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