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Research Associate Cell Biologist

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle
Salary: £30,940 to £31,870
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd January 2020
Closes: 4th March 2020
Job Ref: 2243

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We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

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The Role

A post is available for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr Suzanne Madgwick within the Newcastle University Biosciences Institute.

You will be part of a team aiming to better understand female infertility by studying how mammalian oocytes regulate essential processes involved in cell division. For examples of our recent research please use the following links:

The project will require the use of cell biological and biochemical methods, fixed cell and live cell fluorescence microscopy and the development of imaging mass cytometry as a technique for use in oocyte research. The post is funded by an MRC Career Development Award, uses cutting edge techniques and has clear translational potential. As such, the project will involve collaboration with additional parties including Newcastle Flow Cytometry Facility and fertility experts at Newcastle's Centre for Life.

Ideal candidates will be expected to have a PhD in a closely related field. Experience of standard techniques in molecular biology and cell culture are essential. Experience of live and fixed cell imaging and micromanipulation will be of significant advantage.

The post is funded until 28 February 2025 with a flexible start date from the 1st of March 2020, but no later than the 1st of June 2020.

For further information, applicants should contact Dr Suzanne Madgwick (

Institute web page:
Cell Division Biology web page :

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles. These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.

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