Research Associate in Asthma Diagnostics

The University of Manchester - Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine

Closing Date : 13/12/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1st December 2017 until 31st March 2022
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Biological Sciences
Division : Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £31,604 to £33,518 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-11019

The Respiratory Diseases theme of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) are looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated post-doctoral research associate who wishes to gain experience working alongside a multidisciplinary team who have a particular interest in the use of these technologies for the detection and monitoring of asthma.

You will be responsible for setting up and performing / supervising the research assessments, including spirometry, bronchial challenge testing, novel tests of small airways function, and sampling of exhaled breath particles and gas in a BRC asthma study.

Funding is also being provided from the EU Horizon 2020 myAirCoach project ( which aims to develop and test a novel system for home monitoring in asthma. The successful candidate will be expected to lead recruitment and participant set-up for the final part of this study.

The expectation would be for you to apply for an externally funded fellowship during the lifetime of the post.

You must hold a BSc (2.1. or higher), or equivalent, in relevant area of biomedical science; have or be within 6 months of completion of a PhD. 

You must also have experience of research processes including protocol writing, ethics / HRA applications, study set-up and recruitment. Experience in measurements of lung physiology is essential.

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: Dr Stephen Fowler


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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