Research Associate in Macrophage Biology

The University of Manchester - Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine

Closing Date: 08/12/2016
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Available immediately until 30/09/2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate: School of Biological Sciences
Division: Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine
Hours Per week: full time
Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference: BM&H-09138

This full time opportunity is available to work on macrophage activation states during helminth infection.

The project is part of a MRC funded award to address the contribution of macrophage origin, proliferation, and plasticity in the outcome of nematode infection. Your work will involve cellular analysis of macrophage function during experimental models of disease.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will enjoy working in a team of researchers headed by Prof Judi Allen.

You will be expected to develop and drive your own research project. You must have a Ph.D. or equivalent related to immunology and a track record of success.

You must possess excellent organisational skills and be capable of individual initiative and of interacting as part of a team. Laboratory skills required include flow cytometry, and most standard immunological assays, as well as relevant in vivo experience.

Successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment screening carried out by a third party. The offer of employment will be dependent on the successful candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to give 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 CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Judi Allen


Date of external posting: Monday 7 November 2016

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

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