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Research Associate: The Potential use of Commensal Bacteria as Modifiers of Inflammatory Pathways
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016687

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/05/2021

Salary: £32,816 - £35,845 per annum dependent on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 01 July 2021 until 30 June 2023

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

This project will investigate whether the skins microbiota contains bacteria capable of modifying inflammatory pathways. This 2 year industry funded project will be carried out in the laboratory of Professor Cath O’Neill whose group has general interests in host-bacterial interactions in skin.

This project will develop models of inflammation and screen bacteria for their anti-inflammatory abilities in these models. Mechanism of action work will also be conducted.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of ELISA, flow cytometry, tissue sectioning and staining and primary cell culture. Some experience of basic microbiological techniques would be advantageous.

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:

Happy to talk flexible working.

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 Cath O’Neill


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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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