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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - School of Medical Sciences

The University of Manchester - Developmental Biology & Medicine

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st August 2019
Closes: 19th September 2019
Job Ref: BMH-14443

Job Reference: BM&H-14443
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date: 19/09/2019
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division: Developmental Biology & Medicine
Hours Per week: full time
Contract Duration: 36 months

You will develop a multidisciplinary project focused on identifying pathways and biomarkers involved in the development of preimplantation human embryos during Assisted Reproduction Treatments (ART). The project will analyse existing databases of the human embryo transcriptome and epigenome together with new data on non-invasive (secretome) markers of growth, and from in vitro model systems. Previous work has shown a clear impact of ART environmental factors on human embryo development and gene networks. The aim of the project therefore is to integrate multiple embryonic datasets with data on child growth and long term disease risk, to develop models for the causal pathways underlying the impact of ART treatment. The long term aim will be identify factors which might be modified to make ART treatments safer. 

You should have a wide knowledge of systems biology and bioinformatics with experience of the analysis of –omic data preferably at Masters level. An understanding of the integration of multiple types of ‘omic data and/or practical experience in embryology or cell culture would be preferred but not required.

Regular meetings and workshops within the EU-funded DohART-NET International Training Network will supplement the training and support provided at University of Manchester. The successful candidate will also benefit from work secondments in the participating academic and industrial teams.

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 vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr. Adam Stevens, Research Fellow


Tel: 0161 701 6907

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

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

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