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Research Associate in Cryobiology

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Location: Manchester, Hybrid
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum, according to relevant experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 8th March 2024
Job Ref: SAE-024931

Job reference: SAE-024931
Salary: 36,024 to £44,263 per annum, according to relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Department of Chemistry
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date: 08/03/2024
Contract Duration: From 1 October 2024 for 18 months
School/Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The postholder will work as a Research Associate in the group of Prof Matthew Gibson in Manchester Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Manchester. For more information about the Gibson group and their research interests, please visit the group website (https://www.gibsongroupresearch.com).

The project will explore new avenues of cryopreservation of mammalian cells, with a focus on 2 and 3-D models. This will involve their preparation, functional analysis and study of recovery after cryopreservation. We will use, and have experience of s4 modern cryobiology tools, including macromolecular cryoprotectants and gene delivery. You will undertake both the cell culture and synthetic polymer chemistry for this project. The Research Associate will report directly to Professor Matthew I. Gibson. A strong research and publication track record for the career stage is essential. You must have excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and teamworking skills.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme.
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays.
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period.
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers.

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

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here.

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

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

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Matthew I. Gibson
Email: matt.gibson@manchester.ac.uk

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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 above to find out more.

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