The University of Glasgow are seeking a highly motivated, academically excellent and proactive Researcher with a strong background in macrophages/pluripotent stem cells biology and bioinformatics to join the groups of Dr Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska (Immunologist; principle investigator) and Dr Thomas Otto (bioinformatician) at the University of Glasgow.
You will be carrying out translational research in a Versus Arthritis funded project to develop an in vitro model of human synovial tissue macrophages from pluripotent stem cells. To achieve this goal, you will be using innovative primary cell culture systems and single-cell transcriptomic/epigenetic technologies.
You will hold a position at the University of Glasgow, where you will be embedded in the multicentre Research into Inflammatory Arthritis Centre ‘Versus Arthritis’ (RACE), which includes researchers/clinicians from Glasgow, Oxford, Birmingham, Newcastle and collaborators in Gemelli Hospital in Rome. RACE is a world-leading research centre where discovery research drives development of transformative therapies for arthritis. You will benefit from an intellectually stimulating, vibrant international research/clinical environment and outstanding support facilities.
You will hold a BSc in Immunology and an MSc in bioinformatics, and work towards a PhD in Immunology or Bioinformatics. You will demonstrate capacity to deliver good research output, illustrated by your publication record. Expertise in cell sorting and a single cell RNAseq technology is essential.
This is a full-time appointment, fixed term for 2 years in the first instance, with a 6 months’ probation period. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and names of referees as part of your online application.