Research Assistant in Signal Transduction

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7060265 (Ref.No. FBSMB1166)
Posted: September 11, 2019

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?  Do you have a background in pharmacology and/or biochemistry?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? 

Are you looking to develop your professional skills and be a key contributor to a signal transduction project in immune-mediated diseases? 

Based in state-of-the-art laboratory space, and under the supervision of Dr. Natalia Riobo-Del Galdo, you will contribute to ground-breaking research aiming to understand the signalling pathways of co-stimulatory ligands in the context of autoimmune diseases.

The research project, funded by an industry partner (Kymab Ltd.), will be performed in mammalian cells in culture and will involve pharmacological manipulation and protein/RNA-seq analysis. You will be expected to carry over the experimental aspect of the project as well as essential lab duties necessary for the success of the project. You will work closely with other members of the lab, participate in group discussions, present your own work and will be a key contributor to the overall success of our research.

We are looking for a Research Assistant with a background in Pharmacology, or in a closely allied discipline. You will have extensive practical experience in cell culture, nucleic acid and protein isolation, handling, purification and quantification. 

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Natalia Riobo-Del Galdo, University Academic Fellow 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9184. Email:  

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, it is unlikely an appointment will be made above £28,331
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed Term for 6 months. Latest start date 30 September 2019.)
Release Date:  Tuesday 10 September 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 17 September 2019
Reference:  FBSMB1166


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