Research Associate

University of Glasgow - RI Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Job Purpose

The post holder will make a leading contribution 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 knowledge of chemokine biology, cell migration and immunology. Applicants must have extensive knowledge of a range of in vitro and in vivo techniques, and their application in the study of primary cells and tissues.The post holder will conduct, manage and publish research in the area of chemokine biology and cell migration, as well as assist in managing and directing this complex and challenging collaborative project.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

This post is full time and has funding available for at least 4 years.

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.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Rob Nibbs (

Vacancy ref: 019145, Closing date: 22 October 2017.

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.

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