|Salary:||£30,502 to £35,333|
|Placed On:||30th January 2023|
|Closes:||27th February 2023|
An opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and successful respiratory research team investigating the role of cilia function in bronchiectasis.
Our group has a focus on the mechanisms of chronic lung disease and translation of these findings into therapies and patient care. This project will investigate ciliary function as a therapeutic target in bronchiectasis. The study will determine mechanisms for primary and secondary ciliary dysfunction in bronchiectasis and translate these findings into therapeutic options. This will include validation of putative ciliary genes in a group of >1000 people with bronchiectasis in which whole exome sequencing has been conducted and interrogation of cilia function before and after therapies in clinical trials. The post will use techniques such as air liquid interface cell culture, high speed video microscopy, immunofluorescence, ELISA, proteomics and molecular genetics.
We are closely linked to the clinical respiratory team at Ninewells hospital and have a strong translational focus to our work. This project is funded through Asthma Lung UK (https://www.asthmaandlung.org.uk/)
The successful applicant will work with Prof Amelia Shoemark, who is internationally recognised for research into diagnosis of ciliary disorders and pathophysiology of bronchiectasis, in a well-funded laboratory with excellent research facilities. The department is the coordinating centre for BEAT-PCD clinical research collaboration, and the candidate will be expected to be involved with the wider respiratory cilia research community (https://beat- pcd.squarespace.com/). There are excellent opportunities for further training, career development, publications and conference presentations.
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We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others.
For further information about this position please contact Professor Amelia Shoemark at firstname.lastname@example.org
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