Research Associate in Molecular Biology/Genetics

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £35,211 per annum (according to relevant experience)
08 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 09/01/2019
Salary : £32,236 - £35,211 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Evolution & Genomic Sciences
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Available from1 January until 31 December 2021

We seek an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position funded by the BBSRC. The project aims to develop small molecule inhibitors of pre-messenger RNA splicing and elucidate how these molecules influence the mechanisms of pre-messenger RNA splicing in both yeast and human cell systems.

You should have (or expect to hold shortly) a PhD (or equilivant) in a relevant subject (e.g. molecular biology/genetics/biochemistry) and a strong interest in gene expression and pre-mRNA splicing. A research background that includes techniques in molecular biology, yeast genetics, RNA-seq, cell culture and/or bio medicinal chemistry is essential. You will join well-funded and productive research groups located in state-of-the-art buildings which provide outstanding physical space, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to first-rate core facilities. The project is a joint project between the labs of Dr. Ray O’Keefe (pre-mRNA splicing), Dr. Roger Whitehead (chemistry) and Dr. Richard Bryce (computational-aided drug design) based in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and the School of Chemistry.

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 the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr. Raymond O’Keefe.

Tel: 0161 275 7393

Email :

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

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

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