University of Glassgow
To make a leading contribution to a Versus Arthritis funded research project investigating the roles of synovial tissue macrophage subpopulation(s) in reinstating joint immune-homeostasis in Rheumatoid Arthritis and experimental models of arthritis
Postholder will be working under the supervision of Dr Mariola Kurowska- Stolarska (Principal Investigator) in the Research into Inflammatory Arthritis Centre Versus Arthritis (RACE) within the Immunology research area of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation.
The position requires knowledge in general immunology, tissue resident macrophage biology, mouse transgenic models and bioinformatics. Specifically, the postholder will conduct, manage and publish research in the area of the regulation of tissue homeostasis, manage/direct this complex and challenging project as well as assist and support PI with the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Perform the following activities in conjunction with the Principal Investigator (PI):
Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project / group / Institute / College research strategy.
Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical / progress reports and papers as appropriate.
Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation including establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile / quality refereed journals and conferences, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic / societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.
Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project & subject area, & develop/implement a suitable research strategy.
Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.
Take a leading role in the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.
Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the research Institute and wider community (eg academic and Industrial Partners).
Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and Institute research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the Institute/College.
Take the lead in the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.
Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and Institute, including budgets/expenditure.
Make a leading contribution to outreach and recruitment activities of the University of Glasgow.
Make a leading contribution to teaching activities (e.g. demonstrating etc) and associated administration as assigned by the Director of Institute and in consultation with the PI.
Be responsible for safety management related to the organisation and running of laboratory and/or experimental techniques, equipment and processes as appropriate.
Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.
Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.
Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by Director of Institute and / or PI.
To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan – World Changers Together.
These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform.
Any further enquiries on this post may be directed to Dr Kurowska-Stolarska via email Mariola.Kurowska-Stolarska@glasgow.ac.uk
Funding for this post is available until 31/08/2024.