Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - RI Infection Immunity & Inflammation

Job Purpose
You will contribute to a major multidisciplinary research project investigating the mechanisms controlling the establishment and maintenance of chemokine gradients, and their role in directing immune cell migration. This post is part of a large Wellcome Trust-funded collaborative project that supports six research positions across three sites (Glasgow, London and Nottingham).

The post holder will be working under the supervision of Professor Rob Nibbs (Principal Investigator) in the Centre for Immunobiology at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation.

The position requires a good knowledge of cell biology, and the application of cell culture, cell purification and molecular techniques. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging collaborative project.

This is a full time post, with funding available for at least 4 years.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Rob Nibbs (

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

The funding for this post is for 4 years in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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