Research Associate in RNA and Tissue Regeneration

The University of Manchester - Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine

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Closing Date : 04/10/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : From 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2020
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Biological Sciences
Division : Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-10603

Background: A new group studying the function of RNAs in tissue regeneration invites applications from candidates with a proven research record in RNA biology for a position of Research Associate. The aim of the project is to uncover miR-bound RNAs that regulate regeneration of skin and test anti-sense oligos as means of improving tissue repair.

Duties: You will learn miR-CLIP analysis and technics associated with target RNA validation. You are expected to use mammalian in vivo and human ex vivo models to test the efficacy of miR-based wound therapy.

Essential skills and experiences: a PhD or equivalent experience in RNA biochemistry and bioinformatics (e.g., RNA-seq analysis). A strong background in histological, biochemical/molecular biology techniques is preferred but not required. Experience with lentivirus cloning and production, organ/ex-vivo culture systems, and strong publication record in peer reviewed journals will be advantageous.

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.

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 CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Svitlana Kurinna


Tel: 0161 275 5360

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: 4 September 2017

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

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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