Research Associate - Identification of Rheumatoid Arthritis Casual Genes Using Functional Genomics

Job Reference : BM&H-11173
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 21/01/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £34,520 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available from 01/02/2018 to 31/01/2023

An enthusiastic and committed research associate is required to join the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence in Genetics and Genomics, based at the University of Manchester, on a 5 year post, (subject to successful completion of standard probationary period).

You will work closely with a research team working on a Wellcome Trust funded project which aims to characterise non-coding regions of the genome that confer risk to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using functional genomics, with the ultimate goal of identifying the genes that cause RA, the mechanisms by which RA-associated SNPs alter their target genes and novel therapeutic targets.

You must hold a PhD and excellent knowledge of the genetics of complex traits and will be responsible for carrying out an array of laboratory based functional genomics experiments in human cell lines and primary cells, including Hi-C, CHi-C, ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq or CRISPR/Cas9 and for collecting and processing human samples.

Travel budget available for national and international external courses, conferences and training visits.

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. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Gisela Orozco


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.