Research assistant 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 Assistant in the Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

The post holder will assist in the planning and delivery of research activity carried out within the research team of Dr Guilherme Costa ( We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will support projects related to RNA biology in the context of blood vessel formation. The successful candidate will be an integral pillar within the team, who will not only ensure the quality of running experiments but will also be responsible for lab organisation and procurement. Thus, the post is suited to applicants with a meticulous work ethic and a team-player approach to lab work. Applicants must demonstrate such skills within their CV and interview. Training and development opportunities will be offered. The post is available initially for two years, with the opportunity for renewal for two additional years.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A honours degree in subject relevant to research activity (e.g., biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry)
  • Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the research methods and techniques to work within own area
  • At least 1 year’s practical experience in at least 2 of the following:
    • Cell culture
    • Cloning
    • Fluorescence microscopy
    • Protein work (e.g. mass spectrometry, immunoprecipitation)
    • RNA work (e.g. RNA isolation, cDNA synthesis).

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