Research Assistant in Skin Sciences

University of Bradford - School of Chemistry & Biosciences

We seek a highly-motivated and creative research scientist for an exciting position to explore the regulation of melanin processing in human skin. A better understanding of these mechanisms should lead to novel treatments for hyper-pigmentation conditions like aging-associated solar lentigo, and hormone-associated melasma etc.

The research post will involve investigating how melanin is normally processed in human epidermis and how this may become disrupted by aging and in curtained clinically-relevant conditions. You will use existing assays/models and develop new ones to advance our understanding of human skin pigmentation. In particular, you will explore the cell biology of proliferating and differentiating keratinocytes during their interaction with melanocytes and how this may modulate skin pigmentation.

This post will be suitable for higher research degree graduates in cell and molecular biology with advanced knowledge and experience of in vitro 2D and 3D models of mammalian primary cells. Knowledge/experience of working with skin cells would be an advantage. So too would significant experience of advanced scientific oral and written communication, including in quality peer-reviewed journals.

The successful candidate will join one of Europe's foremost skin sciences research centres and interact with a host of leading skin and hair follicle academic researchers.

For informal inquiries please contact project supervisor Prof. Desmond J Tobin, Director of Centre for Skin Sciences, for more information on

Correspondence regarding your application for this role including invitations to interivew will be sent via email. Please check your Spam/Junk email folder in case these have been delivered there instead of your inbox.

The University of Bradford strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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