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Research Fellow


Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 to £32,817 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 24 months
Closing Date:  Thursday 10 October 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 07 November 2019
Reference:  1179519FC

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 Respiratory Medicine). 

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 communication skills.

This is a full time fixed term role for 24 months.

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 –

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1179519FC on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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.

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