2x Research Fellow - Understanding the underlying pathogenesis of inflammation and fibrosis in human metabolic liver disease

University of Birmingham

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United Kingdom

Position type:

Full time


Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.

11 Sep 2018
10 Dec 2018

Full details:

Reference number: BIR-80009

Job Purpose

To participate in a Novo Nordisk funded, collaborative research project aimed at understanding the underlying pathogenesis of inflammation and fibrosis in human metabolic liver disease, and the mode of action of novel therapeutic entities. The successful applicant will create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of laboratory research activities within the established research programme and will work closely with partners at both The University of Birmingham and Novo Nordisk.


Person Specification

  • First degree in area of specialism and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications
  • Prior experience working with human in vitro cell based liver models and immunological assays is essential
  • Prior experience running and analysing murine experimental models is highly desirable
  • Demonstrable technical familiarity with phenotypic analysis of human immune cells
  • Prior experience working with pharmaceutical industry would be advantageous
  • Proven experience isolating and phenotyping human immune and parenchymal cell populations from blood and tissue is desirable
  • Prior experience of single cell transcriptomic analysis or deep sequencing data is highly desirable
  • High level analytical capability particularly in the field of genetic analysis
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Some experience teaching and working with research project students and proven interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively, experience managing a research budget
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • It would be preferable that the applicant holds a Home Office licence
  • The applicant should be able to travel to the partner laboratory in Denmark for the purposes of results dissemination and possibly conduct of selected experiments pertinent to the plan of work

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