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Research Associate in RNA and Tissue Regeneration (Part-Time)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017779

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/12/2021

Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 pro rata per annum dependent on relevant on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Hours per week: 0.5 Fte (17.5 hours per week)

Contract Duration: Available For 9 Months From Start Date

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

The group studying the function of RNAs in mouse and human skin regeneration is looking for a research associate to work part-time to help finish the project following covid19 disruption. The aim of the project is to uncover miR-bound RNAs that regulate growth of keratinocytes and fibroblasts isolated from human skin.

The successful applicant will know the techniques associated with RNA analysis and primary tissue culture of mammalian cells including common molecular biology techniques and possess bioinformatics skills to perform follow-up on RNAseq by using search engines and tools from genomic/proteomic databases. You are expected to be able to independently write the research paper as a shared leading co-author.

You will hold a PhD or have an equivalent level of experience, with the full ability to analyse the data already available from the project.

The post is available from November 2021 and will be for 9 months in the first instance, part-time (0.5 FTE).

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

“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.”

“Facilities for animal research are first rate and are validated by all the appropriate Home Office licences. However, if you have any medical, social or ethical reasons for avoiding work on experimental animals, then do not apply for this post.”

As this role involves research at a postgraduate level, applicants who are not an EEA national or a national of an exempt country and who will require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) Points Based System in order to take up the role, will be required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate and will need to obtain this prior to making any official visa application UKVI)

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: ​​​​​

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here​​​​​​​

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:

Svitlana Kurinna


Tel: 07561363205

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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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