Research Associate in Ribonucleic Acid and Tissue Regeneration

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £34,189 Per Annum (according to relevant experience)
20 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 18/02/2019
Salary : £32,236 - £34,189 Per Annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Asap Until 14 August 2019


The group studying the function of RNAs in mouse and human skin regeneration is looking for highly interested and motivated postdoc to cover the Research Associate position during maternity leave for 6 months on the first instance. The aim of the project is to uncover miR-bound RNAs that regulate proliferation and stemness of primary keratinocytes isolated from mouse and human skin.


The successful applicant has to know technics associated with RNA analysis and primary tissue culture of mammalian cells. The applicant is expected to know common molecular biology technics, such as Western blot, immunohistochemistry/IF, cloning, reporter assays, and to have basic bioinformatics skills to design/test primers, perform sequence analysis, and search genomic/proteomic databases as needed.

Essential skills and experiences:

a PhD or equivalent experience in molecular biology and primary tissue culture (preferably, keratinocytes). Experience with CRISPR/Cas, lentivirus cloning and production, and strong publication record in peer reviewed journals will be advantageous.

The post is available from February-March 2019 and will be for 6 months on the first instance, full time.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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: Svitlana Kurinna


Tel: 0161 275 5360

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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