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Research Associate - Myeloid Cells in Type 2 Immunity
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016841

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/06/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/ Directorate: Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 01 August 2021 to 31 July 2023

A full-time postdoctoral research position is available on an MRC funded project to investigate the role of macrophages in resistance to tissue nematode infection. The project aims to use infection models to make fundamental discoveries about macrophage function and activation during type 2 immunity.   The project will utilize a parasite that resides in the pleural cavity. This fluid-filled space surrounding the lung is an important site of microbial infections, cancer metastasis and fibrotic disease and yet little studied. Thus, a major additional aim of the project is to generate a new immunological understanding of the pleural cavity.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will enjoy working in a strong team environment. The successful applicant will have a PhD (or equivalent) related to immunology and a track record of success, as well as evidence of initiative and independent thinking. Previous research experience of in vivo experimental models and immunological techniques including flow cytometry is needed.

The integrated structure of our Faculty enables a truly translational approach to biology, medicine and health - from pure discovery science through to clinical application. 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. The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  The post is available from August 1st 2021 and is tenable full-time for 24 months with the possibility of extension.

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 CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Judi Allen


Tel: 0161 306 1347

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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.