Research Assistant/Associate (2 positions)

University of Glasgow - RI Molecular Cell and Systems Biology

Job Purpose

Formed in 2010, the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences brings together internationally renowned experts and state-of-the-art facilities to improve health and quality of life for humans and animals across the globe. The College also provides innovative teaching for our students, preparing them for a wide variety of exciting careers.

IMCSB was formed as part of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences and comprises more than 20 principle investigators. These together with their associated teams make up a total staff and student number in excess of 200. This research core is also supplemented by associate and affiliate members, as well as international and industrial links.

The post-holder will contribute to a project on the physiological role of G-protein coupled receptors working with Professor Andrew Tobin. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge or a willingness to learn molecular pharmacology, biochemistry and animal physiological techniques and apply these to understanding the physiological role of G protein coupled receptors.

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7, £27,629 - £31,076/£33,943 - £38,183 per annum.

The funding for this post is for 5 years in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

For further information please contact Professor Andrew Tobin (

For information pack please contact

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy ref: M00701.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

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