Research Associate - Targeting Force Regulation to Treat Kidney Disease

The University of Manchester - School of Biological Sciences

Closing Date: 18/12/2016.
Employment Type: Fixed Term.
Duration: Available 01/01/2017 to 31/10/2021.
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine & Health.
School/Directorate: School of Biological Sciences.
Division: Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine.
Hours Per week: Full time.
Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum.
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference: BMH-09205.

This is an opportunity to join Dr Rachel Lennon’s research group in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research (

The focus of the Lennon lab is glomerular cell and matrix biology, with a particular interest in the regulation of glomerular cell adhesion in health and disease.

The Cell-Matrix Centre has an international reputation for excellence in the field of adhesion and matrix biology and offers a fantastic setting for training and research. The Centre is extremely well supported by Core Facilities offering access to and training in the use of cutting edge technologies including bio-imaging, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, genomic and transgenic technologies.

You should have A PhD and BSc in Medical or Biological sciences, with extensive and up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in cell biology, mouse physiology, and bioinformatics.

Successful candidates will 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 CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Rachel Lennon, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science


Tel: 0161 275 5498

Date of external posting: Thursday 17 November 2016

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

Further particulars

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