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Research Associate in Increasing Manufacturability of Gene Therapies
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016681

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: 18 months

School / Directorate: School of Engineering

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious PhD-level graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a collaborative partnership with The University of Manchester and Pharmaron.

Through this EPSRC IAA secondment scheme, The University of Manchester and Pharmaron are looking to recruit a Research Associate to undertake this 18 month project which has an overall aim of increasing the capacity to manufacture viral vectors for use in gene therapy applications. 

You will have the opportunity to engage in a unique programme with an innovative company pushing the boundaries of UK manufacturing in this thematic area. The combination of technologies (from academic and industry) requires an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who will drive the project as the interface between the university and the company. 

You will have successfully completed a PhD (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the project (and in techniques described in the more detailed job description) and have exhibited outputs from your  previous work in the form of publications, presentations and attendance at external scientific meetings.

The EPSRC IAA is a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry and, as part of its commitment to the project, the work is co-funded by Pharmaron.   

You will benefit from working at both partner sites, The University of Manchester and Pharmaron, Speke, Liverpool. You will use the facilities and resources of both organisations to achieve the overall project objectives.  

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status

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: Professor Alan Dickson

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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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