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Research Associate in Defining Functional Impacts of Macrophages in the Formation of Surgical Adhesions
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BM&H-13988

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/06/2019

Salary: £32,236 - £34,189 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 36 Months From Start Date

A full time postdoctoral position is available to be part of an MRC funded project to define the role of macrophages in adhesion formation. There is an urgent need for new therapies to prevent or reduce peritoneal adhesion development to avoid the morbidity and economic burdens associated with this common fibrotic condition. This project will use our established in vivo models of surgical adhesions. The outcomes will provide new and long overdue functional insights into the development of adhesions and lay the groundwork for novel biological therapies to prevent adhesion formation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will enjoy working under the supervisory team of Dr Sarah Herrick (main), Dr Dominik Ruckerl, Prof Judi Allen and Prof Adrian S Woolf. The successful applicant will have a PhD in the area of immunology and/or tissue repair and a track record of success. You will have demonstrable previous research experience of in vivo experimental models, a sound background in flow cytometry/biochemical/molecular biology techniques and a good understanding of cell differentiation and extracellular matrix turnover. You must possess excellent organizational skills and be capable of individual initiative and of interacting as part of a team.

The integrated structure of our Faculty enables a truly translational approach to biology, medicine and health - from pure discovery science through to clinical application and patient care. It also encourages collaborative working, enabling staff to deliver innovative, world-leading research that has a very real and positive impact on people’s lives, as well as high-quality education and training to over 11,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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

“Successful candidates may be subject to pre-employment screening carried out on our behalf by a third party. The offer of employment will be dependent on the successful candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to provide express consent at a later stage, by continuing with your application now you acknowledge that you are aware that such screening will take place, and agree to take part in the process.’’

‘’However, if you have any medical, social or ethical reasons for avoiding work on experimental animals, then do not apply for this post.’’

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Manager: Dr Sarah Herrick


Tel: 0161 275 1528

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

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

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