Research Technician in Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences

The University of Manchester - Biology, Medicine and Health

Closing Date : 05/12/2016.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 1 January 2017 until 31 August 2017.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health.
School/Directorate : School of Biological Sciences.
Division : Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences.
Hours Per week : 35 hours per week.
Salary : £22,494 to £25,298 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : BM&H-09197.

You will be engaged full time in research to investigate the microbiota of the scalp in healthy individuals and those with dandruff. This work will involve studying barrier markers in ex vivo skin innoculated with scalp microbiota, as a model system.

You will be part of a team which investigates skin barrier function in health and disease and how the microbiota interact with the epidermal barrier.

You must have at least a B.Sc in a biological science, or equivalent experience. Previous experience in the fields of skin biology or microbiology will be an advantage.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

The newly-created Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) was implemented on 1 August 2016, and this post will be based within the Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences in the School of Biological Sciences.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Cath O’Neill


Tel: 0161 275 5760

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

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