Research Associate in Molecular and Cellular Biology

The University of Manchester - School of Biological Sciences

Closing Date : 16/10/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 October 2017 until 30 June 2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Biological Sciences
Division : Evolution & Genomic Sciences
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £32,548 per annum according to experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-10697

A Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is available for 9 months from 1St October onwards, working in the laboratory of Professor Paul Bishop. You will undertake research, Funded by Fight for Sight, into the molecular pathology of age-related macular degeneration; the commonest cause of sight loss in the UK. This condition has a strong genetic basis, but whilst a number of genetic variants that modify AMD risk have been identified, their downstream consequences at an RNA and protein level are poorly understood. Therefore, the project will involve analysing donor eye tissue and cells at a transcriptomic and proteomic level and correlates findings with genotype. We are looking for applicants with a strong background in transcriptomic (e.g. RNA-Seq) and/or proteomic experiments and using bioinformatics tools to analyse the resultant datasets.

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: Professor Paul Bishop


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004

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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