Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Preclinical Nanotherapeutics post within the Nanomedicine Lab at the University of Manchester. The post is available immediately and will be tenable on a fixed term basis for 12 months in the first instance with the possibility to renew up to 36 months as part of the EPSRC funded Programme Grant 2D-Health.
We seek a skilled Research Associate, with experience in studies using preclinical disease models (including their establishment and maintenance), whole-body preclinical imaging and pharmacological studies to join the Nanomedicine Lab. The candidate should be the holder of an active Home Office Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Personal Licence. Demonstrable previous (hands-on) experience in experimental research using a range of preclinical disease models and evidence of developing a research publication track record are essential. Demonstrable postdoctoral experience in the establishment and maintenance of as wide range of in vivo disease models as possible (cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, wound and trauma, cell therapies being the most relevant to the project) will be preferred. The candidate is expected to have experience in the operations and management of biological services facility.
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 some knowledge of immunology will be advantageous.
Successful candidates will 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.
The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/about/equality/
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV’s or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Kostas Kostarelos
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 01565 818 234
Previous applicants need not apply
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.