Research Associate in Mucosal Immunology

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum
14 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 12/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Starting 1 November 2018 until 31 Octomber 2020

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated mucosal immunologist to work on a project, investigating mechanisms instructing myeloid cell function in the gut and joint during inflammation. You will be a Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. John Grainger in the University of Manchester’s Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR) and Lydia Becker Institute within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to plan and direct a research program exploring the local and long-range signals that contribute to monocyte/macrophage differentiation in the gut and joint during inflammation.

You will be expected to develop and drive your own research project, pursue your research objectives in a rigorous and efficient manner and present your findings via peer-reviewed publications and oral presentations. Candidates must hold a PhD(or equivalent) (or expect to obtain one shortly) in immunology, with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of non-lymphoid organ immunology. Expertise in multicolour flow cytometry, in vivo models, particularly of gut or joint inflammation, and primary immune cell isolation, particularly by FACS, are essential. Candidates should have a good publication record and hold a Home Office License

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. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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