Postdoctoral Research Associate, Queen Mary University of London

Scholarship: £40,194 to £43,602 per annum (pro rata), including London allowance.
Qualification: PhD
Subjects: Molecular/Cellular Biology
Nationality: International students
Location: London, United Kingdom
Closing date: March 31, 2021
Start date: March 1, 2021

Scholarship Description:

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

About the School/Department/Institute/Project.

Within the Center for Clinical Pharmacology, several projects of Prof. Xiao’s group will aim to investigate the pathogenesis and underlying signaling pathways of vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, injury-induced arterial remodeling, transplant atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm and dissection; elucidate the molecular mechanisms of stem cell differentiation and direct reprogramming of somatic cells; and 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 diversity of ideas helps us achieve what was previously unthinkable.

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

Eligibility Criteria:

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in molecular/cellular biology, or a related life science discipline, with good experience in molecular cell biology and vascular biology. Excellent skills and extensive experience in animal handling and various animal models of cardiovascular disease (such as vascular injury-induced neointimal formation, arterial ligation, vascular grafting, cell injection/transplantation or bone marrow transplantation model, etc.) are essential. Good experience in stem cell biology is also desirable, including induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell generation and differentiation, direct conversion/transdifferentiation of somatic cells into vascular cells, isolation/characterization of different types of adult stem/progenitor cells from various tissues/organs, RNA sequencing, and/or bioinformatics.

Application Procedure:

Informal inquiries should be directed to Professor Qingzhong Xiao at [email protected] or telephone +44 (0) 020 7882 6584. To apply for the position, click on the “apply” button.