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Research Fellow in Rheumatic Musculoskeletal Disease
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-020523

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/11/2022

Salary: £43,414 to £53,353 per annum depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Division of Musculoskel & Dermatol Sci

Hours per week: Full tme

Contract Duration: 35 months

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) funds Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) as experimental medicine centres of excellence. Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has recently been funded over five years (December 2022-Nov 2027) to provide experimental medicine infrastructure funding across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria.​​​​​​​

Contracted by the NIHR, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) host the BRC in partnership with the University of Manchester and also with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Manchester BRC drives forward experimental medicine across a range of research themes which are grouped into four clusters: Inflammation, Cancer, High Burden Under Researched Conditions and Disease Complexity as areas where the region has demonstrable strength and which will work collaboratively to improve patient outcomes and embed, build and accelerate personalised health and care for all.  

This post is for a Grade 7 Research Fellow (fixed term for 2 years,11 months) for the Rheumatic Musculoskeletal Disease theme of the BRC.

The post holder will be expected to drive the delivery of BRC objectives, contributing to research, teaching and project management.  The post holder will lead research into biomarkers of treatment response, line manage and provide training to a team of laboratory based technicians and research assistants, contribute to teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers, provide accurate, timely and high-quality reports on project progress and outputs against forecasts and strategic aims both internally (including to the BRC senior management team) and to external bodies (including the NIHR).

The post holder will work with the RMD theme lead, programme leads and key researchers to identify and overcome risks to ensure successful delivery of the theme objectives. 

The post holder will work with senior research staff within the partner Trusts and University, with the R&I Management Team and with other internal partners (e.g. finance, CRFs) and external partners (including local SMEs, multinational companies, charities, other BRCs and Trusts) to identify and progress collaborations, and develop and deliver projects which add value to the BRC.

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: Professor Anne Barton


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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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