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Research Associate in Investigating the Integration of Growth and Stress Signals in Complex Environment
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017666

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/01/2022

Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum dependent on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Molecular & Cellular Function

Hours per week: Available For 36 Months From 01 March 2022 until 28 February 2025

Contract Duration: Full Time

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

Receptor Tyrosine Kinases (RTKs) signalling is essential in development, adult homeostasis, and diseases. The ability of RTKs to respond to multiple signals (e.g. different ligands) from the environment underpins health and is compromised in diseases, like breast cancer. This project will uncover the molecular basis of RTK signalling specificity using omics methods and functional assays in two- and three-dimensional (3D) breast cancer cell models.

The position provides the opportunity to develop skills in omics and cellular assays within a well-resourced, international, and ambitious team. Holding a PhD in relevant biomedical disciplines, having extensive knowledge and proven experience in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology (specifically, 3D cell culture), being enthusiast, and self-motivated are essentials. Skills in lab management and student supervision are also essentials.

As this role involves research at a postgraduate level, applicants who are not an EEA national or a national of an exempt country and who will require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) Points Based System in order to take up the role, will be required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate and will need to obtain this prior to making any official visa application UKVI

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Name: Chiara Francavilla



Name: Michael P. Smith


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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