Arthritis Research UK Research Fellow position available at the University of Aberdeen

Issued: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:17:00 GMT

There is an exciting opportunity at the University of Aberdeen for a highly motivated Research Fellow to work on a project recently funded by Arthritis Research UK.

The team has discovered that myeloid inhibitory C-type lectin (MICL; CLEC12A) plays an essential role in controlling inflammation during rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It has also established that MICL is a target of auto-antibodies in patients with RA, and that the administration of such antibodies greatly exacerbates disease in experimental models (Redelinghuys et al 2015 Ann Rheum Dis; PMID: 26275430).

The objective of this project is to mechanistically understand the contribution of MICL and anti-MICL autoantibodies in the development of arthritic disease in vitro and in vivo.

This is a collaborative project between the laboratories of Professors Gordon Brown, Cosimo de Bari (University of Aberdeen) and Iain McInnes (University of Glasgow)

You must hold a PhD or equivalent degree and have experience of working with in vivo models of arthritis.

This post will be available for three years. It will be based in the College of Life Sciences and Medicine; School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition; Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale (£31,656 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant, Grade 5 level in the first instance (£26,537- £29,847 per annum) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Gordon D. Brown (

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Natalie Reid, Human Resources Adviser (, for further information on this.

To apply online for this position visit

Job Reference Number: IMS002R

Closing date is 7 August 2016

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