Research Associate in Mucosal Immunology

The University of Manchester - Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine

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Closing Date : 04/01/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2019
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 £38,833 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-11090

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated mucosal immunologist to work on a full-time BBSRC funded project, investigating mechanisms of immune surveillance at the mucosal barriers of the mouth. You will be a Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Joanne Konkel in the University of Manchester’s Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR) and Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to plan and direct a research program exploring the immune-surveillance network policing the oral barrier, defining the mechanisms by which this network is conditioned and educated by the local tissue environment to safeguard oral barrier immune homeostasis. 

You will be expected to develop and drive your own research project, pursue your research objectives in a rigorous and efficient manner and present your findings via peer-reviewed publications and oral presentations. You must hold a PhD (or expect to obtain one shortly) in Immunology, (or equivalent) with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of mucosal immunology. Expertise in flow cytometry, in vivo models, and primary immune cell isolation are essential. Candidates should have a good publication record and hold a Home Office License.

Successful candidates may be subject to pre-employment screening carried out on our behalf by a third party. The offer of employment will be dependent on the successful candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to provide express consent at a later stage, by continuing with your application now you acknowledge that you are aware that such screening will take place, and agree to take part in the process.

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: https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/about/equality/

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: Joanne E. Konkel

Email: joanne.konkel@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

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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