Research Associate in Cerebral Malaria Research

The University of Manchester - Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine

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Closing Date: 08/02/2018
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Available from 1 March 2018 up to 28 February 2021
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 £35,550 per annum dependent on experience
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference: BM&H-11219

We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated Research Scientist to work on a project, funded by the Medical Research Council, to examine how the IL-33-inflammasome axis influences the resolution of Cerebral Malaria. You will join the labs of Dr. Kevin Couper and Dr. David Brough based in FBMH but will also actively collaborate with researchers in Liverpool and Cameroon.

You will have (or expect to hold shortly) a PhD (or equivalent) with a strong background in immunology, parasitology or neuroscience. You must have excellent technical skills in flow cytometry and microscopy and have experience of working with murine models, preferably models of neuroinflammation. Training will be available in all areas of the project.  Experience in malaria research would be advantageous.

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:

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 Kevin Couper


Tel: 0161 275 1743

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


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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