Research Associate, Manchester’s Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £36,261 Per Annum (according to relevant experience)
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 26/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £36,261 Per Annum (according to relevant experience) 
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine
Hours Per week : Full Time 
Contract Duration : 25 March 2019 - 24 March 2021

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated mucosal immunologist to work on a project, investigating mechanisms instructing myeloid cell function in the gut during parasite infection. 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 gut 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 expect to obtain one shortly) in Immunology, with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of mucosal immunology. Expertise in multicolour flow cytometry, in vivo models, particularly of gut infection, and primary immune cell isolation, particularly by FACS, are essential. Candidates should have a good publication record and hold a Home Office License.

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.

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:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: John Grainger


Tel: +44(0) 161 2755438

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Further Particulars

BM&H-12964 Research Associate (MCCIR) FPs;