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Allergy, Immunity and Respiratory

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £28,929 to £37,386
Full Time Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 June 2023
Reference:  2283023FC

One technician position is available in Dr Hans Michael Haitchi’s group in Respiratory Research, Clinical & Experimental Sciences (CES), Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton (UoS). The group is studying the Preclinical efficacy and safety of ADAM33 oligonucleotides as new disease-modifying asthma therapy in pre-clinical murine and human models. This research project is part of a prestigious Medical Research Council – Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (MRC-DPFS) grant in 2023 in collaboration with Professor Jonathan K Watts from the RNA Therapeutics Institute at the University of Massachusetts, USA.

We hope to move a compound forward toward Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies and clinical development for severe asthma.

Dr Haitchi’s group studies asthma and in particular the role of the asthma gene ADAM33 in development of asthma using in vivo and in vitro asthma research models.

The post will be full-time for at least 24 months, funded by a MRC-DPFS grant 2023, recently awarded to Drs Haitchi & Watts.

Candidates must hold or nearing completion of a relevant MSc or PhD qualification (or equivalent). A background in respiratory research with experience in animal models, molecular biology, microscopy and image analysis is desirable. We especially welcome applications from enthusiastic candidates with prior knowledge of human and/or mouse in vivoand ex vivo respiratory disease research models, a broad variety of laboratory research methods and with a keen interest and willingness to learn new research methods as part of a larger project-specific research team in the UK and USA.

We offer an exciting and stimulation work environment with local and international scientific collaborations. The respiratory research group in CES and the Southampton NIHR-Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) conducts world-class research spanning basic sciences and clinical research for asthma and other lung diseases. The position will be based in the Roger Brooke laboratory.

Besides a great research environment, Southampton and its surrounding provide a beautiful place to live.

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Informal enquiries are strongly encouraged and can be made to Dr Hans Michael Haitchi (email: - Potential interview dates: February/March 2023.

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*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant MSc or PhD qualification. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

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