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Research Associate in Molecular Neuroscience
Grafton Street, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017923

Location: Grafton Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/12/2021

Salary: £33,309 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Cardiovascular Sciences

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from as soon as possible until November 2023

School / Directorate: School of Medical Sciences

The project aims to apply multi-omic analysis of human-brain tissue to elucidate new disease mechanisms in age-related neurodegeneration/dementia. Initial focus will be on Parkinson’s disease and DLB.

You will be expected to undertake some experimental design; maintain human brain-tissue banks consistent with HTA guidelines and be involved in managing the acquisition of tissue from brain banks in USA/Europe/Australasia.  You will be required to perform metallomic, metabolomic, and proteomic analysis of human brain tissue; analyse and interpret data, write reports, and publish results in international journals.

We would expect you to have or be about to gain a relevant PhD (or equivalent), have appropriate general laboratory skills; build effective working relationships with co-workers; correctly identify brain structures and perform accurate regional dissection of human/rodent brain; prepare tissue for analysis by metallomics, metabolomics, and proteomics, including ICP-MS, GC-MS, and LC-MS by applying equipment available in the University of Manchester.

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:

Name: Stephanie Church


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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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