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Research Associate in Preclinical NanoTherapeutics
Grafton Street, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-018735

Location: Grafton Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/07/2022

Salary: Grade 6 £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Division of Pharmacy and Optometry

Hours Per Week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 12 Months from as soon as possible until 30 June 2023

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

We seek an enthusiastic and skilled Research Associate with a background in preclinical cancer research and an interest and motivation in the development of novel therapeutic technologies. You should be the holder of a Home Office Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Personal Licence and have demonstrable (hands-on) previous experience in experimental research establishing and using preclinical in vivo models of cancer. In particular, surgical skills in relation to stereotaxic neurosurgery and orthotopic brain cancer models will be preferred. Previous experience, familiarity or a demonstrable interest in nanomedicine and/or cancer immunotherapy will be preferred. You should be able to interact effectively with researchers from a range of backgrounds, in order to contribute to an interdisciplinary programme of research. A basic understanding of cell biology and cell culture techniques will be necessary, and a sound knowledge of immunology will be advantageous.

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.

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/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:

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: Thomas Kisby / Kostas Kostarelos

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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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