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Research Associate in RNA and Tissue Regeneration
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-018300

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/02/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £38,587 pro rata, per annum (according to experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Hours per week: 0.6 FTE, 21 hours per week

Contract Duration: From 15 March 2022 to 16 July 2022

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

Background: The group studying the function of RNAs in mouse and human skin regeneration is looking for a postdoc 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. 

Duties: The successful applicant has to know technics associated with RNA analysis and primary tissue culture of mammalian cells. The applicant is expected to know common molecular biology technics and to have bioinformatics skills to perform follow-up on RNAseq by using search engines and tools from genomic/proteomic databases.

Essential skills and experiences: a PhD or equivalent experience, with the full ability to analyse the data already available from the project. A successful candidate is expected to be able to independently write the research paper as a shared leading co-author. 

The post is available from 15 March 2022 until 16 July 2022. 

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department 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:

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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:
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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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