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Research Associate in Matrix and Cellular Biology
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-018954

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/06/2022

Salary: £33,309 - £36,382 (due to funding) per annum depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Division of Molecular and Cellular Funct

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: for 36 months

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position to work with Dr Joan Chang (MRC CDA Research Fellow) in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Function (MCF,, and Wellcome Centre for Cell Matrix Research (WCCMR, Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body, and dysregulation of its homeostasis underpins many diseases. This is a new and exciting project aiming to elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in collagen trafficking and the regulation of collagen fibres, and how fibroblasts and myeloid cells coordinate to form this matrix, in the context of healthy and fibrotic tissues. ​​​​​​​

You will have a Ph.D. degree (or about to be awarded a Ph.D. degree) or equivalent in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related area of research. Further details of the successful candidate can be found in the job particulars.

Work will be based within MCF Division (Michael Smith Building), and will be in close collaboration with the Core Facilities, WCCMR, as well as the Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation. Duties will include design of experiments, data analysis, presentation of work and preparation of papers for publication.

This is a full-time fixed term appointment starting 01 July 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered         

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Joan Chang

Email: ​​​​​​​

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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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