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Research Associate (chromatin architecture proteins)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016653

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £36,914 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Division of Molecular and Cellular Funct

Hours Per Week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 01 July 2021 to 30 June 2024

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

The University of Manchester is looking for an experienced candidate in epigenetics for the post of Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Sankari Nagarajan, studying the transcriptional mechanisms of endocrine resistance in breast and prostate cancers. The candidate is expected to identify or streamline interesting targets and validate/elucidate their role in drug resistance using functional next generation sequencing technologies like ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and chromatin conformation studies on CRISPR-Cas9 based knockout models and mice xenografts. At the end of the project, the candidate is expected to be familiar in establishing the reprogramming of enhancer regulation which makes the cancer cells to be aggressive.

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:

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 Sankari Nagarajan


Tel: 0161 275 7832

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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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