Research Associate in Human Natural Killer cell biology studied with super-resolution microscopy

Job Reference : BM&H-13197
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 21/01/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Starting as soon as possible until 30 September 2021

A Postdoctoral Research Position is available funded by the Wellcome Trust, to study human Natural Killer cell biology using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy.

The project will be based in Professor Dan Davis’s laboratory in The University of Manchester, to study fundamental aspects of molecular recognition by human Natural Killer cells, using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy (PALM, STORM, STED and others) as well as molecular and cell biology techniques. See for example: Science Signaling, eaal3606, (2018); J. Cell Biol, 17, 3267-3283, (2018); Current Biology, 18, 489-502, (2018); J. Cell Biol. 216,1123-1141, (2017); Lancet, 391, 2205-2206, (2018); Cell Rep. 15, 1957-72 (2016). See our lab web-page for more details:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-equipped multidisciplinary team studying immune cell biology in health and disease using novel and state-of-the-art microscopy. You should have a PhD or equivalent level of professional qualification and experience. Experience in immune cell biology, fluorescence microscopy or super-resolution microscopy, will be advantageous but training is available.

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 CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Daniel M Davis, Director of Research for the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research.


Tel:     0161 275 5019

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

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

Further Particulars and Job Description


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