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Research Associate/Fellow in Lung Gene Therapy (Fixed term)


Location:  University Park
Salary:  £29,762 to £38,474 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33348 with relevant PhD).
Closing Date:  Friday 23 June 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  SCI155723X1

We are currently seeking a Research Associate/Fellow to join a multidisciplinary research project funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) – ‘Mucus-penetrating Peptide Nanoparticles for gene augmentation of CFTR’ - to undertake research on the design and development of a novel class gene therapy for the genetic correction CF by gene augmentation and gene editing strategies. The successful candidate will join highly motivated and well-funded research teams within the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, co-located in state-of-the-art facilities in the multidisciplinary University of Nottingham Biodiscovery Institute (BDI) on the main University Park campus. This project is in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) USA, and the University of Edinburgh (Roslin Institute). 

The Research Associate/Fellow will design, develop and execute strategies for gene augmentation and editing of the CFTR gene for CF correction. These activities involve: 1) vector design formulation/characterization, 2) in vitro assessment of editing using human airway cell cultures, 3) Synergising with a second fellow working on the nanoparticle formulation aspects of the project. 

Candidates should have submitted or been awarded with a PhD in chemical biology, medicinal chemistry or equivalent.

This post will be offered on a fixed term contract until the 1st February 2024. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr James Dixon (tel: 0115 748 6313 or Email: Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

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