Postdoctoral research position in RNA localisation

Posted on September 27,

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow to join the research team lead by Dr Guilherme Costa ( to work on a Wellcome Trust funded project investigating mechanisms of RNA localisation in endothelial cells.

We are seeking a highly ambitious and motivated individual to explore mechanistic links between subcellular RNA distribution and cell adhesion in the context of vascular biology. By combining state-of-the-art proteomics, transcriptomics and imaging tools with in vivo and in vitro models of blood vessel formation and maintenance, we aim to bring new insights into the importance of RNA localisation in tissue physiology and disease.

The post is available for 4 years, through which the successful candidate will be offered the support to access diverse training and career development opportunities.

The successful candidate must have:

  • a PhD in RNA biology, Vascular biology, Cell biology, or closely related area.
  • at least 3 years recent, hands-on experience in a wide range of laboratory skills relevant for this project, such as cell culture, RNA manipulation and immunoprecipitation.
  • previous experience in RNA localisation (including high throughput proteomic and transcriptomic assays) OR Cytoskeletal proteins and cell adhesion mechanisms (including advanced microscopy techniques).
  • authorship in at least one manuscript published in an internationally recognised peer reviewed journal. This should be commensurate with stage of career and experience.

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