Research Technician in Molecular and Cellular Biology

The University of Manchester - School of Biological Sciences

Closing Date : 23/04/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2020
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Biological Sciences
Division : Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology
Hours Per week : 35 hours
Salary : £22,876 to £24,285 per annum, depending on experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-11787

We seek applications from enthusiastic and highly motivated scientists with a keen interest in neurovascular biology and/or disease modelling for a Research Technician position funded by an Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard award. Using zebrafish as a model system, we are studying the disease processes associated with haemorrhagic stroke. Using a variety of genetically-modified zebrafish lines, molecular/cellular biology and live imaging, our research aims to improve our understanding of 1) how and why blood vessels in the brain burst in some people, and 2) the pathological consequences of bleeding in the brain.

You will assist with our zebrafish breeding strategy and play a central role in fulfilling the project research aims. You should hold a good BSc in a relevant biological science and possess a strong evidence of working with zebrafish, including their breeding and genotyping. Furthermore, you should have extensive experience in molecular biology. Knowledge of qPCR, flow cytometry, whole transcriptome analyses, live-imaging microscopy and image analysis 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.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Paul Kasher

Tel: 0161 275 5518


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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