Research Associate in Developmental Cell Biology

The University of Manchester - Developmental Biology & Medicine

Closing Date : 20/08/2017.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : tenable immediately from 1st September 2017 for 19 months in the first instance.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health.
School/Directorate : School of Medical Sciences.
Division : Developmental Biology & Medicine.
Hours Per week : Full Time.
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : BM&H-10467.

Applicants are invited for the above vacancy based in Dr Herbert’s laboratory of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health tenable immediately from 1st September 2017 for 19 months in the first instance.

We seek a candidate for a British Heart Foundation-funded Research Associate position working on an interdisciplinary project investigating the mechanisms coordinating collective cell migration in angiogenesis. The project will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Shane Herbert (University of Manchester, UK) and will use the zebrafish model system to define the molecular and cellular mechanisms coordinating the collective movement of endothelial cells in vivo during vertebrate blood vessel development. In particular, the successful applicant will build upon our previous research (Costa et. al., Nat. Cell Biol., 2016; Herbert et. al. Curr. Biol., 2012) to integrate classic in vitro cell biological studies with advanced in vivo live cell imaging approaches to investigate novel determinants of the leader-follower hierarchy that drives coordinated collective cell migration during angiogenesis. For further details of research within the Herbert group, see

You should hold (or have nearly completed) a PhD in a relevant discipline and have experience of either the zebrafish model system, live cell imaging approaches, vascular biology or cell biological studies. (Or equivalent)

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Facilities for animal research are first rate and are validated by all the appropriate Home Office licences. However, if you have any medical, social or ethical reasons for avoiding work on experimental animals, then do not apply for this post.

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.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Shane Herbert


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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