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Postdoctoral position in the Coll Lab at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine Queen’s University Belfast.



We have a postdoc position for up to three years working as part of an MRC-funded research programme to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the inflammatory response to ferritin and how inflammasome activation and ferritin contribute to the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Starting on or before 01/06/2024.


This project will investigate the ferritin-inflammasome axis in a range of human cell types and patient samples using biochemical, genetic, and immunological approaches. It will involve characterization of ARDS patient samples in collaboration with Prof Cecelia O’Kane and Prof Danny McAuley.


We are looking for a candidate with a background in immunology, respiratory biology, biochemistry, or cell biology. The candidate should have expertise in techniques such as: culture of primary human cell types (myeloid, epithelial, endothelial), cell lines, and iPSCs; innate immunity/cell signalling assays, flow cytometry, gene editing with CRISPR/Cas9, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy.


The applicant will benefit from the unique research environment at WWIEM that includes clinical and basic science expertise in respiratory and infectious diseases, and access to state-of-the-art technologies. This is a supportive and inclusive workplace with Athena Swan Gold awards at both institutional and school levels.


Please see the full job description and application details (Job reference 24/111572 – deadline 04/03/2024): https://shorturl.at/jvPRW


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