Postdoctoral Research Associate, Queen Mary University of London

Scholarship: £40,194 to £43,602 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.
Degree:  PhD
Subjects: molecular/cell biology
Nationality: International Students
Location: London, UK
Closing Date: 31st March 2021
Start date: 1st March 2021

Scholarship Description:

Applications are invited for a motivated and committed Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) with rich experience/knowledge. The position is funded by a three-year research project grant from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) within Professor Xiao’s group. The successful candidate will undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the line manager in order to realise the objectives and development of the research projects/programme. 

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

Within the Centre for Clinical Pharmacology various projects of Professor Xiao’s group will aim to investigate the pathogenesis and underlying signal pathways of vascular diseases including atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, injury-induced arterial remodelling, transplant arteriosclerosis, aortic aneurysm and dissection; to elucidate molecular mechanisms of stem cell differentiation and somatic cell direct reprogramming; and to study the therapeutic potential of stem/progenitor cell-derived vascular cells in cardiovascular diseases, etc.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Eligibility Criteria:

The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD degree in molecular/cell biology, or a related biological sciences discipline, with good experience in molecular cell biology and vascular biology. Excellent skills and rich experience in animal handling and various animal models of cardiovascular diseases (such as vessel injury-induced neointimal formation, arterial ligation, vascular grafting, cell injection/transplantation, or bone marrow transplantation model, etc.) are essential. Good experiences in stem cell biology including induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell generation and differentiation, somatic cell direct conversion/trans-differentiation into vascular cells, isolation/characterization of different type of adult stem/progenitor cells from various tissues/organs, RNA sequencing, and/or bioinformatics, are also desirable.

Application Procedure:

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Qingzhong Xiao at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6584. To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.